They’re creepy and they’re kooky, “The Addams Family”! Earlier this year MGM brought back our favorite family with a new animated movie, but what fans really want is a new live-action revival and they just may be getting it! Deadline is reporting that Tim Burton (Yes, Burton!) is looking to bring a new live-action “Addams Family” series to fans.
The site has reported that Burton is currently negotiating to executive produce and possibly direct all of the episodes of this new take on the franchise.
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”) have already signed on as writers and showrunners for the MGM TV project, which is searching for a place to call home. Word is, the series may potentially be snatched up by Netflix.
Deadline states, “As of right now, the package has multiple buyers bidding for it, including Netflix, which sources say is at the top of the list of landing the project.”
This time, the series will be a bit different. It is reportedly set in the present-day and will center around Wednesday. Between the original series, movies, sequels, and animated features, focusing on Wednesday would be a fresh point of view.
Burton and “The Addams Family” are a natural fit. Burton’s whimsical, dark style would complement the series so well. Actually, it’s a bit of a surprise that he hasn’t already done it. We think it’s a brilliant idea!
Tim Burton has a long career of making amazing films, including Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Alice in Wonderland, Planet of the Apes, Mars Attacks, and Beetlejuice. Burton has repeatedly worked with Johnny Depp in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Sleepy Hollow, and Burton’s reboot of Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. We wouldn’t be all that surprised to see Depp show up as Gomez Addams.