Christina Ricci joins ‘Addams Family’ series ‘Wednesday’: report

Goth girl icon Christina Ricci has joined the cast of Wednesday, the Tim Burton-directed spin-off series Addams Family, coming to Netflix.

Ricci, 42, was rumored to replace Thora Birch in an unnamed role after the latter left the show early last year, Deadline reported on Monday. The publication said Ricci is already filming in Romania, where production is expected to wrap up by the end of the month.

Ricci is often remembered for her role as Wednesday Addams in Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1990s franchise The Addams Family. In Burton’s new supernatural series, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, the Yellowjackets star will be a series regular and will play an entirely new character in the Addams family tree, according to Deadline.

The Post has reached out to Ricci’s rep for comment.

Fans themselves pushed for Ricci’s casting last year with a viral petition calling for the participation of the cinema’s original Wednesday Addams.

New live-action Wednesday follows the nominal teenage outcast, played by 19-year-old Scream actress Jenna Ortega, through her years at Nevermore Academy. Catherine Zeta-Jones, 52, took on the role of Addams matriarch Morticia alongside Luis Guzmán, 65, as husband Gomez.

Goth girl icon Christian Ricci has joined the cast of "The Wednesday," The Tim Burton-directed Addams Family spin-off is coming to Netflix.
Christina Ricci, 42, will reportedly be a series regular on “Wednesday” — rather than an adult version of the character she previously played.
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“Wednesday” follows the eponymous teenage outcast, played by Jenna Ortega, as she grows up at Nevermore Academy.

In 1999, Ricci was cast in Burton’s folklore horror film Sleepy Hollow alongside Johnny Depp, 58.

Ricci does what she does best, playing the potentially psychopathic but inexplicably disarming Misty in Showtime’s breakout thriller Yellowjackets, which also stars Juliette Lewis, 48, and New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey, 44.

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Cast of Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 ‘The Addams Family’, from left: Anjelica Huston (Morticia), Raul Julia (Gomez), Judith Malina (Grandmama), Christina Ricci (Wednesday), Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester), Carel Struycken (rear series, as Lurch) and Jimmy Workman (Pugsley).
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