Christina Ricci In Netflix's Wednesday A Gift For True Addams Family Fans
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Christina Ricci In Netflix’s Wednesday Is A Dream Come True For Addams Family Fans

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BY April 29, 2022

Tim Burton’s Netflix series, Wednesday, just got a bit spookier! The show is an eight-episode series and was described as a “supernaturally infused mystery” that will follow Wednesday Addam’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Plotlines include trying to master her emerging psychic ability, stop a killing spree, and help her parents solve a supernatural mystery that has followed her parents for the past 25 years. Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin) stars as the titular character and Luis Guzmán (The Limey, Traffic) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) will play her parents, Gomez and Morticia. Well, start snapping like crazy because we just learned that Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the early 1990s, will be joining the cast! Let’s get into Christina Ricci in Netflix’s Wednesday and having her involved with the Addams Family

What Do We Know About Christina Ricci In Netflix’s Wednesday?

christina ricci addams family netflix's Wednesday Image via Paramount Pictures

According to Deadline, Ricci doesn’t appear to be playing an older version of Wednesday Addams; rather, it seems like she’s replacing a character that Thora Birch was supposed to play. Details about who this character will be is unknown, but regardless, fans are excited to have Ricci back in the Addams Family. There is no word on who will be playing Grandmama, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Thing, or Cousin Itt.

Ricci is one of the most beloved versions of Wednesday Addams and she loved bringing the character to life. She spoke about it an interview with the Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew Podcast for the 30th anniversary of 1991’s The Addams Family movie.

She said:

“I think that they (the Addams Family) really tap into our sort of most mischievous nature. I think especially with children. Just the idea of, these people are doing things we’re not supposed to do. They’re having so much fun in life, living in a way that is wrong, or bad… but not really hurting anyone. I think that that really appeals to people. We eek out what joy we can. So to see people living in such a joyous manner, I think it’s really appealing to people. Especially when it’s not your stereotypical kind of lifestyle. It’s fun to see people happy. And the source of that happiness to be so macabre… I think is so freeing to people.”

Other actresses who have played Wednesday Addams include Lisa Loring (on The Addams Family television series from 1964-1966), Debi Derryberry (on the animated television series from 1992-1994), Nicole Fugere (Addams Family Reunion, The New Addams Family), and Chloe Grace Moretz (the 2019 and 2021 animated films). Ricci was Wednesday Addams in 1991 and 1993. 

Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) created Wednesday and are acting as showrunners and executive producers. Tim Burton is going to direct and executive produce. Other executive producers are Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman of 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman of Glickmania, and Gail Berman.

Just for fun, here’s one of my favorite Christina Ricci Wednesday Addams scenes:

 There’s no premiere date for Wednesday yet.

You can watch Ricci in Showtime’s Yellowjacketswhich is a psychological drama about a group of teens whose plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. She plays the adult version of one of the characters.

Are you excited Christina Ricci is in Netflix’s Wednesday? Is Christina Ricci going to be part of the Addams Family or do you think it’ll be another character not directly part of the family? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image via Paramount Pictures

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