Tim Burton’s Wednesday: First look, release date, plot and more updates

Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series: First Look, release date, plot and more updates
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When will Tim Burton’s Netflix Series Wednesday premiere? Here’s everything we know so far. 

This Spooky season, prepare to have the time of your lives as it’s not a phantom that’s wandering in your hallways. It’s Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams which is finally arriving! Wednesday is an anticipated American comedic horror television series based on The Addams Family’s character Wednesday Addams.

The basic premise of the series follows her years as a high school student at Nevermore Academy and will be a coming-of-age supernatural mystery comedy. Continue reading to know more about Netflix’s Wednesday. 

Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series: First Look, release date, plot and more updates

Wednesday Release Date

The official release date for Wednesday has not been revealed, but the network has confirmed that the series will make its debut on Netflix sometime in the Fall of 2022. The series is expected to be part of Netflix’s Halloween 2022 line-up.

The official Instagram handle also shared the update among the followers, quoting, “Your official first look at @wednesdaynetflix… a twisted new series from the mind of Tim Burton, coming to Netflix this fall!” Take a look at the official post below:



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Moreover, Jenna Ortega, who plays the main role of Wednesday Addams, shared a BTS picture from the set, which gives the fans a glimpse of her overall attire and official look in the series that which she will portray. 


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She also shared another BTS picture of her holding the screenplay along with the exclusive poster of the series, quoting, “New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. *snaps twice*” Take a look at the post below: 


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Wednesday Production Status

Filming for the series began on September 13, 2021, and ended on March 30, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania. Furthermore, Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film and its 1993 sequel, was cast as a series regular on March 21, 2022, which is exciting to know as someone from the prior installment is making an appearance on the series. 

Who is Wednesday Adams?

Wednesday Addams is a well-known character from the Addams Family. She is a 13-year-old who is obsessed with death. Due to her gothic personality, she has a propensity to spook people. Wednesday, like the rest of her nightmarish family, was developed in the 1930s by cartoonist Charles Addams for drawings in The New Yorker. 

Charles Addams gave her the name “Wednesday” when the characters were adapted for the 1964 television series, based on the nursery rhyme line “Wednesday’s kid is full of sorrow.” Joan Blake, an Addams acquaintance, and actress, came up with the name. Since then, The Addams Family has been turned into a slew of media projects over the years, including a 1990s film franchise starring Christina Ricci as Wednesday. The character has been voiced by Chloe Grace Moretz in the 2019 animated film and its sequel. 

Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series: First Look, release date, plot and more updates

Wednesday Plot

Writers Al Gough and Miles Millar stated in Netflix Tudum, “Being 16 comes with its own set of challenges that even someone as brilliant as Wednesday finds challenging.” Further adding, “Needless to say, Tim Burton and Wednesday Addams proved to be a match made in a deliciously dark corner of heaven. Can’t wait to show you more. As Wednesday would say, this is just the tip of the gravestone.”

According to Netflix’s official press release, Wednesday Addams misadventures as a student at Nevermore Academy: a very unique boarding school snuggled in deepest New England. The series follows its heroine as she studies at the paranormal Nevermore Academy.

Wednesday will have to master her growing psychic abilities at the school, all while trying to thwart a local murderous monster spree and cracking the secrets that entangled her parents 25 years earlier, all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. On the other hand, it is also suggested that additional Addams family members, such as Morticia and Gomez, will appear in the show.

Jenna Ortega Makes Her Debut As Wednesday Addams

A short announcement during Netflix’s Geeked Week on June 6 was made, and the first official teaser trailer for Wednesday was released. Thing, a character that is little more than a stitched-together hand and wrist, assisted in announcing the first look at the upcoming series. Take a look at the official post below:



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In the new video, Ortega’s Wednesday dramatically waits to make her entrance. First, we see her twisting her signature pigtail braids and black nail polish gleaming. Then she turns, backlit toward the camera, blunt bangs in perfect silhouette. 

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Finally, a somber Wednesday strides into the frame to the sound of pounding platforms and a crescendoing soundtrack. Wednesday doesn’t smile as a hello; she fixes the lapels on her gothic maxi dress and glowers. Don’t mess with Wednesday, or her sidekick Thing, who pops up on his mistress’ shoulder.

Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the first look

Wednesday Cast

The main cast of the series is as follows: 

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
  • Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott
  • Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
  • Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
  • Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
  • Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems
  • Victor Dorobantu as Thing
  • Christina Ricci

Some of the recurring cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
  • George Burcea as Lurch
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker
  • Iman Marson as Lucas Walker
  • William Houston as Joseph Crackstone
  • Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago
  • Oliver Watson as Kent
  • Calum Ross as Rowan
  • Johnna Dias Watson as Divina

Where to stream the series?

Because it is an original series made only for Netflix, the episodes will be available solely on this streaming platform. Moreover, Wednesday’s first season will contain a total of eight episodes, which has already been established by the network as each episode has a running time of about 60 minutes.

So, users can choose from a variety of membership levels, renew their subscriptions, and watch the series immediately when it begins in the fall of 2022. 

Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series: First Look, release date, plot and more updates

Wednesday Official Synopsis

A much larger synopsis of the series has also been reported, which highlights more information about the potential plotlines and how the character is depicted in the upcoming series. After getting kicked out of eight schools in Five years, Willa, aka Wednesday Adams, is beginning a new chapter of her life at the academy, the two-century-old boarding school attended by her parents.

However, Willa wants nothing to do with their alma mater, and she’s already planning her escape. But this academy is like no other school she’s ever attended. It’s a school of outcasts with four main cliques, the Fangs (vampires), the Furs (werewolves), the Scales (sirens), and the Stoners. It is also a piece of the mystery that holds dark secrets about her family’s past.

Let us know what you think of the first look while you wait for more updates on Netflix’s Wednesday.