Tim Burton To Direct ‘Addams Family’ Television Series ‘Wednesday’
Director Tim Burton will make his directorial TV debut in the upcoming Netflix streaming series Wednesday, a spin-off of the Addams Family franchise. The announcement for the new series was appropriately unveiled on Wednesday, February 17. The Addams Family has been a popular franchise for quite some time, as fans have been genuinely pleased with most of its films and TV shows. The daughter character, Wednesday Addams, has always been a fan-favorite on the series, especially due to Christina Ricci’s performance as the character in the two theatrical films from 1991 and 1993. The character has often been enjoyed for her dark demeanor and soul-crushing wit. Burton has always been known to tackle dark and bizarre themes in most of his films, and is no stranger to working on projects that have been intended for a family audience.
Wednesday was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who will serve as co-showrunners for the first season of the series. Wednesday will be the first Addams Family-related project in which the title character is the main lead for the show as opposed to being part of an ensemble. The show will center around Wednesday attending a school where she develops psychological powers and attempts to solve a greater mystery. The logline for Wednesday states, “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Burton will serve as an executive producer for the series in addition to serving as director. It remains to be seen if the other main characters from The Addams Family will appear such as Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester or Pugsley.
Wednesday will air sometime in 2021 on Netflix where fans of The Addams Family can enjoy this new take on the character.