Tim Burton’s highly anticipated Addams Family spin-off, “Wednesday,” is set to premiere this fall. Today, we get our first look at Jenna Ortega (Scream) as Wednesday Addams via a teaser shared at Geek Week this afternoon.
The series sees the “Addams Family” star Christina Ricci returns as a yet-to-be-named character. The actress’s iconic role of Wednesday will this time be played by Jenna Ortega (Scream). “The Addams Family” spin-off also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman in the roles of Morticia and Gomez. “Game of Thrones” actress Gwendoline Christie will play the role of “Larissa Weems,” the principal of Nevermore Academy. The cast also includes Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J. Ogawa, Percy Hynes White, Jamie McShane, and Thora Birch, and Riki Lindhome.
“Wednesday” is described as “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 while navigating her new and very tangled relationships.”
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”) are writing and serving as showrunners, with Tim Burton directing.