The Geeked Week by Netflix is finally underway now, and the streaming service is looking forward to kicking things off with a bang. Today in the morning, Netflix revealed the official teaser for Wednesday, the Addams Family reboot starring Jenna Ortega, and it comes from acclaimed director Tim Burton.
In the trailer, we can see Ortega walking out of the shadows while wearing the classic Wednesday Addams look. As she glances toward the viewer through the camera, Thing jumps on her shoulder. Netflix’s previous promo, which came in last week saw Thing as its star.
Here is Netflix’s latest trailer for Wednesday below:
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At the time of this writing, very little is known about the series, apart from Ortega’s titular role. She’ll be seen leaving her house to attend Nevermore Academy, and the show will be following her there itself. While talking to Comicbook.com earlier this year, Danny Elfman, the composer for Wednesday and frequent collaborator with Burton, revealed that Ortega is perfect for playing the role.
“It’s really fun,” Elfman told us at the time. “I’m just trying to finish up the second episode out of four with Tim and the young actress who’s playing Wednesday Adams is really perfect, perfectly cast. She’s just Wednesday through and through and it’s a lot of fun.”
Wednesday is a ‘supernaturally infused’ mystery
Netflix describes Wednesday as a supernaturally infused, sleuthing mystery that charts Wednesday Addams’ (Ortega) younger years when she was a student at Nevermore Academy. This is where she tries to master her psychic ability while thwarting a killing spree that has terrorized the whole town, and solving the supernatural mystery that involved her parents about 25 years ago — while navigating her new relationships at Nevermore Academy.
The supernatural comedy stars Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Adams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Adams, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, George Burcea as Lurch, and Victor Dorobantu plays the role of Thing.
Wednesday doesn’t have a release date yet, although the marketing at the Licensing Expo suggests a Fall 2022 date.