Jenna Ortega (Scream, X) is playing Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton‘s upcoming live action Netflix series “Wednesday,” and the cast will also include Christina Ricci as a series regular.
Ricci of course played Wednesday Addams in the live action Addams Family feature films back in the 1990s, and her role in the upcoming Netflix series is being kept under wraps.
Deadline reports, however, that she’s *not* playing Wednesday in any capacity.
Deadline notes, “Details about Ricci’s role are being kept under wraps to protect the surprise for fans but I can reveal that she plays a new character and not an older version of Wednesday. Ricci has been quietly working on Wednesday for months; filming on the MGM-produced series is slated to wrap in Romania at the end of the month.”
Alongside Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams, Luis Guzmán is Gomez and Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia in the upcoming series. Stay tuned for more as we learn it.
“Wednesday” is described as “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.” It’s said to follow…
“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.”
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville”) are writing and showrunning. Burton is directing.
Wednesday Addams has most recently been played by Chloë Grace Moretz in 2019’s animated movie, and earlier in live-action by Lisa Loring on TV and Christina Ricci in the films.