Wednesday is an American coming of age supernatural horror comedy television series based upon the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and Tim Burton, it stars Jenna Ortega as the titular character, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, and Gwendoline Christie appearing in supporting roles. Four out of the eight episodes are directed by Burton, who also serves as executive producer. The series premiered on Netflix on November 23, 2022.Wednesday Season 1 Download
During pre-production on the 1991 film, Tim Burton was assigned to direct, but ended up passing on it due to scheduling conflicts with Batman Returns, resulting in Barry Sonnenfeld taking the job. In March 2010, it was announced that Illumination Entertainment, in partnership with Universal Pictures, had acquired the underlying rights to the Addams Family drawings. The film was planned to be a stop-motion animated film based on Charles Addams’ original drawings. Burton was set to co-write and co-produce the film, with a possibility to direct. In July 2013, it was reported that the film was cancelled.In October 2020, Wednesday was initially announced as an unnamed Addams Family project being helmed by Burton. The series’ production would be handled by MGM Television, with Burton as director. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar would serve as showrunners; while Gough, Millar, and Burton would also be executive producers alongside Gail Berman, Jon Glickman, and Andrew Mittman. In February 2021, Netflix gave the production a series order, consisting of eight episodes. In August 2021, Kayla Alpert was added as an executive producer and 1.21, Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, and Glickmania were also producing the series. In December 2021, it was reported that Danny Elfman joined the series to compose the original theme and score.On May 19, 2021, Jenna Ortega was cast in the titular role. On August 6, 2021, Luis Guzmán was cast to guest star as Gomez Addams. On August 9, 2021, Catherine Zeta-Jones was cast as Morticia Addams in an undisclosed capacity. On August 27, 2021, it was announced Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mostafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Joy Sunday, and Percy Hynes White had been added to the cast as series regulars.