Tim Burton’s live-action Addams Family series is now official! Burton’s TV directorial debut will focus on the iconic character of Wednesday Addams and her time as a student at Nevermore Academy. Netflix has landed the series titled Wednesday which will have eight episodes. The coming-of-age comedy is written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.
“Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore,” according to a press release.
As for Tim Burton’s version, the series may just be targeted for mature audiences. The quirky director has always had a unique take on outcasts and working with dark comedic themes, so it’ll be interesting to see how his rendition of Wednesday will turn out. Insider Daniel Richtman reportedly revealed on his Patreon page that the Addams Family live-action TV series will be rated R and aimed at older audiences. There was also a lot of speculation of Johnny Depp playing Gomez Addams. According to reports, it’s not just fans who want Depp on board, but the director himself who has worked with Depp multiple times.