Anticipation for Netflix’s upcoming Addams Family reboot has increased since the release of its trailer (below) and now we finally have a release date for Wednesday. However, its premiere might not fall on the holiday that you expected.
The streamer finally confirmed that the series will skip the Halloween season and instead launch its premiere on November 23rd, 2022 – just in time for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
The live-action series comes to us from the mind of Tim Burton and will see Jenna Ortega star as Wednesday Addams, alongside Luis Guzmán who will play Gomez and Catherine Zeta-Jones who takes on the role of Morticia.
Wednesday also co-stars Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Nevermore Academy Principal Larissa Weems, Jamie McShane (The Lincoln Lawyer) as Sheriff Galpin, Percy Hynes White (The Gifted) as Xavier Thorpe, Hunter Doohan (Your Honor) as Tyler Galpin and Riki Lindhome (Duncanville) as Dr. Valerie Kinbott.
Christina Ricci will also appear in the series, playing the role of Marilyn Thornhill. Ricci previously portrayed Wednesday herself in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993).
Wednesday 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.
Wednesday’s lead, Jenna Ortega, has made quite the name for herself in 2022, starring in both the Scream 2022 reboot and Ti West’s X. And by the looks of what we’ve seen so far, her stock is only going to elevate after taking on the role of Wednesday Addams.
Ortega recently spoke about how her Wednesday Addams differs from previous takes, explaining that her age makes for a unique exploration of the character.
“We’ve never seen her as a teenage girl. You know, it’s funny and sweet and almost charming to hear this eight-year-old’s obsession with murder and blood and guts. As she gets older, that nasty attitude or [those] biting remarks, it’s almost kind of hard not to make it sound like every other teenage girl. So, it’s like how do we establish this character and give her the same fire without letting her become something that she’s not? Also, it’s an eight-hour series so, for an emotionless character, there has to be some sort of an emotional arc.”