Netflix's Wednesday Series Casting News
Back in February we revealed a Wednesday Addams Series was in the works. Now, the cast for upcoming Netflix show is beginning to take shape as the roles of Wednesday & Gomez Addams have both been cast.
Up and coming actress Jenna Ortega will be taking over the role as Wednesday. Although the last actress to play her in the 1998 film Addam's Family Reunion was Nicole Fugere, the role has always been associated with Christina Ricci. Ricci made the role her own in the 1991 film adaptation and then again in the 1993 sequel Addam's Family Values, with her portrayal being considered the best amongst fans. Ortega came onto the scene 2014 with two major recurring roles on Fox’s Rake and Jane the Virgin. The latter, where Ortega played younger version of the title character, put her on the map, and Ortega quickly landed her first series lead role on Disney Channel’s Stuck In the Middle. A lead role on Season 2 of Netflix’s You followed. More recently she featured The Fallout and the upcoming Scream.
"New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. *snaps twice*"
@jennaortega via Instagram
Getting ready to join Ortega is actor Luis Guzmán. Guzmán has recently closed a deal with Netflix to play Wednesday's father Gomez. As reported by Collider-
SAG Award winner Luis Guzmán (Traffic) has closed a deal to play Gomez Addams in Wednesday, Tim Burton's new live-action Netflix series based on The Addams Family, Collider has exclusively learned.
The show will mark Tim Burton's directorial debut for the small screen. Burton will also executive produce alongside Jonathan Glickman of Glickmania, Andrew Mittman of 1.21, Kayla Alpert, Gail Berman, Steve Stark, and Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, as well as Gough and Millar.
The coming-of-age comedy, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ (Ortega) years as a student at Nevermore Academy. That’s where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships.
More to follow.