In February 2021 we learned that the fireproof Tim Burton would make the inevitable leap to television hand in hand with Netflix with ‘Wednesday’, a live-action series focused on the daughter of the charming — in her own way — Addams family. Now, after a brief first teaser of the series in which we saw Jenna Ortega characterized as the protagonist, finally we can take a first look at the clan – almost all –.
Family, the Holy and hanging from a painting
The new images of ‘Miércoles’ not only allow us to see Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordoñez and Ortega herself in the shoes of Morticia, Gomez, Puggsley and Wednesday, but also help us get an idea of Burton’s approach to characters that have been represented in different media and formats.
If something catches the attention of the snapshots, it is the appearance of Gomezwhich is completely separate from what was seen in the film adaptations of the 90s starring Raul Julia for embrace the design of the original cartoons and the 60’s animated seriesin which Morticia was always much taller and slimmer than her husband.
In addition to the graphic material, the people of Vanity Fair have published statements from those responsible for the show, including the co-creator Miles Millar, who has given some other details about what awaits us in a story that will revolve around a series of murders that occur in the city after Wednesday is sent to Nevermore Academy.
“The ambition of the show is to make an 8-hour Tim Burton movie. It’s something that lives within the Venn diagram of what came before, but it’s unique. It’s not trying to be the ’60s movies or show.”
While we are waiting for the ‘Wednesday’ teaser —which should arrive sooner rather than later—, it only remains to remember that the production will land on Netflix this fall to probably liven up the Halloween festivities. Let’s hope that Foul makes an appearance, because he has been missed in family portraits.