Wednesday Netflix Series Casting Is Perfection With Luis Guzmán And Catherine Zeta-Jones
No family has made finger snapping as cool as the Addams Family! Back in February, we learned that Netflix had picked up a live-action Wednesday Addams series that would be directed by Tim Burton and star Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin) as the titular character. There was no word on who would be playing Gomez, Morticia, Grandmama, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Thing, or Cousin Itt. Well, get excited because we have two more names for the Wednesday Netflix series casting and it’s pure perfection. Luis Guzmán (The Limey, Traffic) is going to play Gomez and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) is going to play Addams family matriarch, Morticia.
A History Of The Addams Family
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The Addams Family were first introduced to the public as a series of 150 single-panel cartoons in The New Yorker by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938. Later in the 1960s, the comic was adopted into a live-action TV series starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, along with another monstrous show called The Munsters (which will actually be a movie soon thanks to Rob Zombie). The Addams Family gained more popularity in the 1990s thanks to the critically acclaimed The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, which starred Anjelica Huston, a young Christina Ricci, Raul Julia, and a delightfully strange Christopher Lloyd. Since then, there have been cartoon spinoffs, a live-action TV series, and a Broadway musical.
What Will The Wednesday Netflix Series Be About?
The Wednesday Netflix series casting seems to point to all our favorite characters coming back, despite not having all the roles filled. It will be 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. Apparently, she will be 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. So, you know, very typical teenage stuff.
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.
There’s no premiere date for Wednesday, but here’s a song to get you hyped. I know you know it!
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Keilin Huang is a freelance writer that likes the Oxford comma, reading from her neverending pile of books from the library, and Reeses peanut butter cups. She thanks her Dad for introducing her to his Superman comics and probably majored in Journalism because of Lois Lane.