Our favorite creepy family is back! “Wednesday” is all about the Addams Family’s daughter of the same name, who, after being expelled from school, is sent to a boarding school for special children. Despite the focus on Wednesday, there is also a reunion with the other characters of the quirky family clan. “Wednesday” will start on Netflix in 2022, now there is a first trailer for the horror-comedy-crime mix.
The whole thing is produced by the master of the surreal: Tim Burton. Like no other, the director knows how to hold up a distorting mirror to the American dream in his films. Luckily, Burton isn’t just a producer, he’s also directed four of the eight episodes – so fans can hope the series feels like an eight-hour Tim Burton film.
Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) is supposed to find happiness at school at Nevermore Academy. Other educational institutions were simply overwhelmed with the student, but her new school specializes in severe cases. Together with her mother Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones), her father Gomez (Luis Guzmán) and her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez), Wednesday moves to her new home – but a dark secret lies buried in this city.
A series of unsolved murder cases shakes the small community. For Wednesday, who has never been deterred by death and ruin, this series of murders is the perfect distraction from everyday school life and so the boarder takes the investigation into her own hands.
The first moving images definitely promise bitter comedy – so we already see in the trailer how Wednesday unleashes a swarm of hungry piranhas on a water polo team because they apparently teased her brother. There has to be punishment, of course, but the whole thing ends up being a bit bloody.
Maybe there will finally be a Tim Burton in his old strength again in “Wednesday” – the misunderstood-outsider-with-a-heart theme is definitely well known to the director and under this motto Burton delivered with “Edward Scissorhands” and Ed Wood also screens some of his strongest films.
Johnny Depp, on the other hand, is not seen in the first teaser trailer. A rumor circulated in advance that Tim Burton’s former favorite actor could also appear in the series – but so far there has been no trace of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star. Since the full cast hasn’t been revealed yet, there’s still a chance that Depp could still show up in “Wednesday” – maybe as Uncle Fester, who we’ll definitely miss in the first teaser trailer.