A spin-off of the 60s classic “The Addams Family,” Netflix’s latest original series “Wednesday” explores the life of Gomez and Morticia Addams’ morbidly sassy teen daughter. Jenny Ortega, as seen in Netflix’s “You” and the latest installment of the “Scream” franchise, assumes the role of Wednesday Addams.
The oddly-likable teen must attend Nevermore, a high school for outcasts, after being expelled from her previous high school for fishy violence. Reluctant to the idea of walking in her mother’s footsteps at Nevermore, Wednesday surprisingly finds herself at the center of a murder mystery and a reason not to run away from Nevermore.
“She’s a teenager. Wednesday’s always in a rebellious phase, but she’s especially rebellious toward her parents. She does not want to be compared to her mom, and definitely wants to be her own person. But going to Nevermore Academy, the same school where her parents went and became super successful and well-known, aggravates her to a certain degree and creates this underlying, bubbling frustration,” Ortega told Netflix.”Wednesday’s relationship with Morticia is one that a lot of girls and mothers will be able to relate to. I know that it’s something that my own mother and I dealt with. That relationship provides an opportunity to see Wednesday let down her guard, and to get to know what her actual mental process is a bit more than you typically do. She doesn’t give away much.”
Directed by Tim Burton the season debut features eight episodes that feature key characters such as Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Mask of Zorro, Oceans 12) as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán (Narcos, Journey 2) as Gomez Adams, and Joy Sunday (Dog, The Beta Testing) as Bianca Barclay.
Season 1 of “Wednesday” is now available to stream on Netflix.