All About "Wednesday"
Jenna Ortega, Christina Ricci, and Tim Burton get creepy and kooky in "Wednesday," the Netflix series based on "The Addams Family" comics and set at Nevermore Academy. Ortega of 'X' and 'Scream' fame takes on the title role as she navigates her teen years and solves a family mystery. Parents Morticia and Gomez Addams are played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, Fred Armisen takes over for Christopher Lloyd as wacky Uncle Fester, and Christina Ricci returns to the franchise, this time playing Marilyn Thornhill, a teacher at Nevermore. Tim Burton, who was supposed to helm the 1991 film but had to leave for 'Batman Returns,' joins to produce and direct. The filmmaker revealed a personal connection to the character, "I felt like a male Carrie at [my] prom. I felt that feeling of having to be there but not be part of it. They don't leave you, those feelings, as much as you want them to go. Wednesday and I have the same worldview." Alfred Gough and Miles Millar ("Smallville") created the show and produced the first eight episodes. "Wednesday" premieres Nov . 23 on Netflix.