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Tim Burton to direct ‘Wednesday Addams’ series for Netflix

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Tim Burton to direct ‘Wednesday Addams’ series for Netflix

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The live-action series 'Wednesday' will be Tim Burton's first TV directorial gig

A live-action Addams Family spin-off series about daughter Wednesday Addams is heading to Netflix, with director Tim Burton at the helm.

According to a Deadline report, Netflix announced the new coming-of-age dark comedy series on Wednesday, February 17, titling it Wednesday, starring the female offspring of Morticia and Gomez Addams and her life enrolled at the Nevermore Academy.

Burton, known for gothic fantasy films like Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, will be directing the 8-episode series, making it his first TV series stint. Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) will be the show’s writers and executive producers.

Netflix described the series as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery” where Wednesday, who possesses psychic abilities, tries to stop a villainous killing spree and solve a mystery involving her parents 25 years ago, all while growing up.

It is based on the iconic The Addams Family cartoon created by Charles Addams in 1938. The death-obsessed family has appeared in multiple TV and film adaptations since then, such as films The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), starring Christina Ricci as Wednesday. –

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