Netflix has released the first trailer to its new Addam’s family series ‘Wednesday’.
The teaser clip was posted quite rightfully on Wednesday – celebrating its title character Wednesday Addams who will be played by Jenna Ortega.
The news comes after the streaming platform dropped a first look at Tim Burton’s revamped series on Tuesday evening.
Netflix posted the tease on social media with the caption: “Mayhem, mystery and murder — this isn’t your average Wednesday.”
Wednesday Netflix trailer
Mayhem, mystery and murder — this isn’t your average Wednesday.
— Netflix (@netflix) August 17, 2022
Here’s everything we know about the Netflix remake including release date rumours and what viewers have in store.
First Look at Netflix’s Wednesday Addam’s Family series
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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán, and Isaac Ordonez star in Wednesday, the new series from Tim Burton. pic.twitter.com/OJIKVxJlbg
— Netflix (@netflix) August 16, 2022
Fans have been taking to social media to share their thoughts of the new cast and trailer.
One user wrote with a clpaping emoji:”This looks so good, Ugh… Jenna Ortega.”
Another person added alongside an excited gif:”TIM BURTON BEING WEIRD AGAIN!!!”
A third posted: “I think I’m going to love this show,a lot more than I thought!! And they just had to add the snapping at the end ( which I love )!!!”
While a fourth wrote:”WOW this looks phenomenal! I absolutely love the Addams Family and Jenny is PERFECT as Wednesday! I love the vibes and aesthetic so much!!”
The original Addam’s Family comic, series and films
Fans were first introduced to the kooky family classic in comic form which was first published in The New Yorker magazine in the 1930s.
This is when we first met parents Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley as well as all the beloved ( and bizarre!) extended family from Uncle Fester to Cousin Itt and not forgetting the disembodied hand, Thing.
Over the years, the family has seen various reincarnations including the 1964 US TV series, followed by animated versions in 1973 and 1992.
Perhaps the most successful of the family franchise were the 1991 and 1993 films The Addams Family and Addams Family Values.
Later in the 1990s, we were treated to a full live-action series called The New Addams Family.
It hasn’t been that long since the family got a makeover either with two animated films released in 2019 and 2021 starring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and more.
The family has also taken to the stage in its time with a musical adaptation which also centres on Wednesday and her struggles.
Netflix’s Tim Burton Addam’s Family cast
Netflix has confirmed that its new series will star the following:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley
The original Wednesday actor Christina Ricci will also be returning but this time as a brand new character.
There are very few details about what her role in the new series will be.
Joining the cast will be Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay and Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems among others.
On Wednesdays, we wear black. It’s a Thing. pic.twitter.com/sQg9tZq1Hd
— Netflix (@netflix) August 17, 2022
We already know that the mysterious disembodied hand, Thing will be returning for the reboot after Netflix teased an image after it dropped the trailer.
The streaming giant posted the snap alongside the caption: “On Wednesdays, we wear black. It’s a Thing,” hinting that the day will be big for Addam’s Family news.
What is the new Addam’s Family about?
Netflix has described Wednesday as “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.”
The description teases: “Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised 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.”
When is Netflix’s new Addam’s Family release date?
Netflix is yet to confirm an exact release date for Wednesday.
However, it is expected to arrive on the platform in Autumn and with the release of the teaser image, it can’t be that much longer.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism