First Look: Tim Burton’s Wednesday

(Courtesy Netflix)

She is definitely creepy and kooky. During Netflix’s Geek Week, which kicked off Monday, we got our first look at Tim Burton’s new 8-episode series, Wednesday.

The series is centered on the beloved Addams Family daughter as she navigates teenage life at the gothic Nevermore Academy and a murder mystery with close ties to her famed clan

Netflix and MGM/UA announced last year that the new live-action coming-of-age comedy Wednesday would see everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre, Wednesday Addams, graduate into a full-fledged leading lady. And who better to direct than the macabre master himself, Burton?

The trailer is truly a tease as we only get a quick glimpse of Wednesday (Scream’s Jenna Ortega) combing her long braids and then there is a cameo by an Addams’ fave. Watch below:

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And there is new key art featuring Ortega.


“Who among us has never felt like an outsider? I truly believe that most people have, at one time or another, felt odd. Maybe creepy. Kooky even. And perhaps because I was so tapped into my inner oddball, I found a deep kinship to the family of Addams,” Netflix Director of YA/Family Series, Teddy Biaselli said last year.   

The series, from Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into The Badlands), is described as, “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy.”

The oldest Addams’ child 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 of the strange and diverse student body.   

Can. Not. Wait.

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The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.