Last fall, word broke that Tim Burton was developing a new take on The Addams Family for television. Now, the project is officially going forward at Netflix. However, only one member of the famously macabre family will be featured.
Netflix has announced that Burton will direct and executive produce Wednesday, a new live-action series that puts the spotlight on Wednesday Addams. Al Gough and Miles Millar will be the showrunners on the series . Gough and Millar previously developed Smallville for The WB, and created Into the Badlands for AMC.
The new series will follow Wednesday as a young adult while attending Nevermore Academy. However, there may still be plans for her family to appear. The premise for the series involves a mystery that dates back 25 years.
Here’s the official description from Netflix:
“The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized 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.”
MGM/UA Television will produce the series for Netflix.
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