The character Wednesday Addams, well remembered for the different versions of The Addams Family, will be the protagonist of a series directed by Tim Burton directly for Netflix. The production will have 8 episodes and is being developed by screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.
According to what has been released so far, Wednesday will be a maturing comedy, with mysteries, investigations and a very strong supernatural aura. The central character will be introduced in the student context, when she participates in classes at Nevermore Academy.
There, Wednesday Addams will try to master his emerging psychic abilities, as well as getting directly involved in a wave of terrible murders and dealing with increasingly complicated emotional relationships.
The series will mark filmmaker Tim Burton’s debut as a serial narrative director. Along with him, the screenwriters formed by Gough and Millar will serve as showrunners and executive producers of the project.
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According to information found by Deadline, the production focused on Wednesday went through great negotiations until it found a home in the streaming giant.
It is also worth noting that Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are responsible for the Smallville series, which addressed the adventures of Clark Kent, the infamous Superman, in the context of the young adult of the 2000s.
“They got the tone, the spirit and the personalities right, as well as providing us with a new path to [Wednesday Addams’] history,” said Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s original content director, in an official statement.
The characters in The Addams Family were created by Charles Addams in the 1930s. The most famous series involving these characters was released in 1964 by ABC, lasting three seasons.
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