The new Addams Family series from Netflix, Wednesdayis set to premiere on the platform Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 3:01 a.m. ET. The show focuses on the title character’s school days as she tries to understand her mysterious psychic powers and solve various mysteries.
The show stars Jenna Ortega in the lead role, along with various others playing crucial supporting roles. It is directed by legendary director Tim Burton along with Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.
Netflix Wednesday promises to deliver an exciting watch
Netflix has released the official trailer for Wednesday on October 9, 2022 and offers an insight into the fascinating world of film full of mysteries. The trailer begins on an ominous note with a car pulling into Nevermore Academy, as a voiceover says:
“Nevermore was created as a safe haven for our children – to learn and grow, no matter who or what they are.”
Then an exciting background music begins to play, after which the trailer briefly shows several scenes from the series. Not many important details are revealed in the trailer, but it clearly sets the tone and gist of the story. Here’s the official synopsis of the film, according to Netflix:
“Intelligent, sarcastic, and a little dead at heart, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends – and enemies – at Nevermore Academy.”
Based on the synopsis and the trailer, fans can look forward to an exciting and entertaining series that combines various elements of comedy and horror. The Addams family series has spawned a slew of films and series over the years, most notably the 1964 show simply titled The Addams familywhich allegedly served as inspiration for Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 film of the same name.
A sequel entitled Values of the Addams Familywas released in 1993. Two other films were released, one in 2019 titled The Adams familyand another in 2021 titled The Addams Family 2. All of the films in the franchise were commercially successful, receiving mostly mixed to positive reviews from critics.
A quick look at Wednesday to water
Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega. Ortega looks phenomenal in the title role, perfectly capturing her character’s eccentricity and complexity with remarkable ease. Viewers can expect a strong performance from the actress. Apart from WednesdayOrtega is best known for her appearances in various other popular movies and shows like Jane the maiden, Youand Failureto name a few.
In addition to Ortega, the show also stars several others in prominent supporting roles, including Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott and Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe.
One of the show’s creators, Tim Burton, was reportedly set to direct the 1991 film. The Addams family, but the project was later directed by another director. Burton has directed several cult films over the years such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batmanand Batman returnsto name a few.
Don’t forget to catch Wednesday on Netflix on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.