He will take over from actresses such as Daryl Hannah and Anjelica Huston in ‘Wednesday’, the ‘spin-off’ that the filmmaker develops for Netflix
We have talked about Catherine Zeta-Jones these days here but for very different reasons. The actress could be seen a week ago enjoying Mallorca, her yacht and the infinite blue of the Mediterranean with her partner, the actor Michael Douglas, and on some very special days: her 51st birthday. He toured the island, wore palm hearts and showed his fabulous estate in S’Estaca, in addition to promoting his fashion and cosmetic firm.
This time, however, she returns to these pages for her role as an actress. And it is that the co-star of ‘El Zorro’ has been selected to give life to Morticia Addams in the series that Tim Burton is preparing for Netflix and which is entitled ‘Wednesday’.
Zeta-Jones thus collects the witness of Claryn Jones, the first actress who played Morticia in the 1960s television series, and Anjelica Huston, who between 1991 and 1993 gave life to the matriarch of the clan in the first two installments of the film saga, ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Addams Family: The Tradition Continues’. But also Daryl Hannah, who got into the role of the vampire in the unknown ‘The Addams family 3: the reunion’ (1998), which in our country came out directly on video, and Charlize Theron, who a couple of years ago years she lent her voice to Morticia in the entertaining animated film.
The Welsh actress joins a cast of which, at the moment, only two other stars are known: the young Jenna Ortega, whom we have seen in the sympathetic ‘You’ and who will give life to Wednesday Addams, the character in which this ‘spin-off’ will focus, and the veteran Luis Guzmán, who will play the beloved Gómez Addams.
The lies tell that the new fiction differs quite a lot from ‘The Addams family’ that we know and that it will have a more dramatic effect, although with Burton in the back room it is hard to believe that the black humor that has always accompanied the clan is going to be completely lost. ‘Wednesday’ has been described as a series of mystery and suspense, with the corresponding supernatural touches, which will relate throughout the eight episodes of the first season the years of Wednesday Addams as a student at Nevermore Academy.
In this sense, the fiction will tell how the young woman must learn to master her potential psychic abilities while, on the one hand, she tries to stop a terrifying wave of murders; and on the other, he tries to solve the supernatural mystery in which his parents were involved a quarter of a century ago. All this, while still addressing aspects such as the search for his own identity and the need to deal with new friends in the place where he has just begun to study.
Burton, who was already behind a telefilm in 1986 for the space “Alfred Hitchcock presents”, would enter fully into television directing most of the episodes. The director will also be in production with Al Gough and Miles Millar, creators and showrunners of ‘Wednesday’. We have seen both of them in front of series such as ‘Smallville’ or ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, also of a juvenile nature.