Everyone’s favourite spooky gal Wednesday Addams is making her return to the screen with her very own, eponymous Netflix show. The live-action, eight-episode series will be directed by none other than Tim Burton, in his television debut. Who better to bring this goth icon to life than a director so renowned for his gothic fantasy and horror comedy films, including Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd, to name but a few.
Netflix has described Wednesday as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ time as a student at Nevermore Academy. The coming-of-age series’ initial synopsis states that Wednesday will follow the heroine’s attempts to “master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parent 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.”
First conceived of by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, the duo will serve as showrunners and promise to give us “a fresh way into this story”, according to Netflix’s Teddy Biaselli. As the streaming giant only just announced the news, there has been no word yet on casting or a potential release date, so be sure to stay tuned for future developments.