Netflix Reveals First Look At Wednesday Addams In New Addams Family Series

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Netflix Reveals First Look At Wednesday Addams In New Addams Family Series

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Netflix has revealed a first look at the character of Wednesday Addams ahead of the release of Tim Burton's new series.

Starring Jenny Ortega, Wednesday follows the daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams throughout her years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she will no doubt draw attention with her pale skin, long, braided hair and obsession with death.

A new teaser for the Netflix series shows Wednesday making sure she looks her best, plaiting her hair and straightening her collar before being joined by her good friend Thing; a living, disembodied hand.

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Ortega will be joined in the series by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci, while Thing will be portrayed by Victor Dorobantu.

Wednesday does not yet have an official release date, but Ortega told Entertainment Weekly it is set to be an 'eight-hour series'.

The actor admitted that playing a character who is typically 'emotionless' was a tough job, explaining: "There has to be some sort of an emotional arc. That's been really interesting to figure out in terms of, okay, well, she's got to be able to push the story forward in some way but how do we keep her true to her deadpan self?"

Jenny Ortega will star as Wednesday in the new series. Credit: Alamy
Jenny Ortega will star as Wednesday in the new series. Credit: Alamy

Ortega added that it has 'been a bit of a challenge' to perfect the character, and she admitted she herself is 'curious to see how it plays'.

She added: "I've never had the opportunity to play an iconic character before. I know she's well-loved and well-respected and I just don't want to mess her up."

With the clip of Ortega as Wednesday now out in the world, it will be interesting to dive further into her character when we're finally treated to the whole series.

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Topics: Film & TV, Netflix

Emily Brown
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