Tim Burton’s Wednesday now has a release window for Fall 2022, with its eight-episode first season premiering on Netflix. The series will star scream queen Jenna Ortega in the titular role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Riki Lindhome, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci. Burton is slated to direct every episode of the first season, with frequent collaborator Danny Elfman co-writing the score.,Wednesday will follow the titular Addams Family daughter as she begins high school, learning to contend with her psychic powers and solve a mystery along the way. Wednesday will be the first adaptation of The Addams Family property that doesn’t follow the family as a whole and instead will focus on one member and her personal growth. Ortega has previously discussed the challenges of Wednesday, saying the character needs to undergo an emotional arc, something difficult for the muted and deadpan Wednesday Addams.,Next: Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams Show Must Avoid A Netflix Mistake,Source: Collider,Revealed at Licensing Expo and reported by Collider, the series now has a release window of Fall 2022, meaning it could come out anywhere between September and November of this year. There’s still no specific date set for the release, but it’s likely all episodes will come out at once given Netflix’s usual release style. Filming of the series wrapped last March, indicating the series will need the summer to wrap up post-production. See the new poster below:,Wednesday will be the first Addams Family-related series since the short-lived The New Addams Family in 1998. However, the characters are better remembered for their big-screen adaptations including The Addams Family and Addams Family Values in the early 1990s that featured Ricci as Wednesday, making her casting in Wednesday more exciting for fans. There’s also the 2019 animated The Addams Family and its 2021 followup which performed modestly well at the box office.,Given the mixed critical reception of Burton’s more recent films – specifically Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Dumbo – it’s possibly a smart move for him to get out of his movie comfort zone and take on the different set of challenges that come with making a tv series. Given the gothic charm of The Addams Family, Burton is the perfect choice to bring a new adaptation of Charles Addams’ comic to the small screen, and can hopefully convey the tone of the source material while making it feel like its own. With the right energy and performances, Wednesday could bring Burton back into his prime, but fans will have to wait till its release this fall to see.,
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