Netflix made a shock announcement on Wednesday that Tim Burton will likely be directing with the live-action collection Wednesday, a comedy primarily based on The Addams Member of the family Wednesday Addams.
Burton will even function govt producer on the eight-episode collection. Netflix revealed the brand new present in a tweet with some promotional artwork.
Are you prepared for the most effective Wednesday ever? A Wednesday Addams reside motion collection following the spooky icon’s coming of age is coming to Netflix. And with it, Tim Burton will likely be making his TV directorial debut! pic.twitter.com/rKQ7oZU645
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) February 17, 2021
Based on the official synopsis for Wednesday, “The collection is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused thriller charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a scholar at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s makes an attempt to grasp her rising psychic capability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the native city, and resolve the supernatural thriller that embroiled her mother and father 25 years ago–all whereas navigating her new and really tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) will function showrunners and govt producers alongside Burton and Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman.
The information is not terribly shocking as Burton introduced again in October that he wished to make an Addams Household TV present. Particulars in regards to the present at the moment have been scarce. That is Burton’s first time directing a full TV series–he did one episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and one episode of Faerie Story Theatre, each in 1986. Contemplating Burton’s track-record together with his darkish fashion, he needs to be the proper match for the Addams Household. Hitchcock’s final characteristic was the live-action reimagining of Disney’s Dumbo from 2019, which made $353 million globally.