Our adorably spooky horror heroine, Wednesday Addams, is getting a whole new look.
Tim Burton has adapted a series for Netflix with a special focus on Gomez and Morticia's eldest child, and let's just say she's creepier than ever before...and then some.
Much like the fictional character we know and love, Jenna Ortega—who's stepping into Wednesday's shoes and donning her iconic pigtails—is also a familiar face in the scary movie genre. Having starred in Scream 5, the Foo Fighters' Studio 666 and X, to name just a few, she's ascended in the ranks to become one of Hollywood's favorite scream queens.
"I tend to do a lot of horror, but even my horror films I think are pretty different in themselves, which is enough for me and also keeps me on my toes and I think forces me to work in a different way or exercise a muscle in a different way," she told Complex (opens in new tab) "And I love a challenge."
Ready to see what she does with the inimitable eerie pre-teen?
Wednesday Addams: Netflix sneak peek
On August 17, the streamer gave scary movie aficionados exactly what they were craving: a look at the new series, Wednesday.
Under Tim Burton's direction, everything becomes a tad gloomier and more menacing. In this new series, we follow Wednesday's academic journey. Obviously, she wasn't a fit amongst the pastel-clad preps at Nancy Reagan High School—especially after she let two bags of piranhas loose on the swim team who taunted Pugsley—so Gomez and Morticia take matters into their own hands.
Soon, they're on a carriage ride to make a special trip to Nevermore Academy, where the two met as kids. Now, it seems, Wednesday will be among more like-minded classmates.
"Little did I know, I'd be stepping into a nightmare," Wednesday says. "Full of mystery, mayhem and murder. I think I'm going to love it here."
From Lisa Loring's adorable portrayal of Wednesday to Christina Ricci's dark, anti-social and devious take on the character, fans have witnessed an evolution of sorts not only amongst Wednesday, but the whole Addams clan. Heck, even Thing looks more gruesome in the Netflix series with cuts and dirty finger nails! Here's who's who this go-around:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- George Bucea as Lurch
In this series, we'll be introduced to new faces that have yet to make their mark on the Addams' story. Here's a look:
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems
drumroll snaps, please: Wednesday Addams of yesteryear, Christina Ricci, will also make an appearance in the new series, though her character is under wraps so that it's a surprise for fans.
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When is 'Wednesday' coming to Netflix?
Patience, folks. Wednesday won't arrive on our screens until November 23. (Yes, it's a Wednesday.)
Make sure to add this series to your lineup in between binges of the best Halloween movies. See you soon, you creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky fans!
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
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