Wednesday Addams gets a spooky upgrade in a Netflix TV series

Wednesday Addams looks a little different these days.

A teaser for Netflix and Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams family TV series, Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, was released Monday.

“Netflix woefully presents a twisted new series from the mind of Tim Burton,” the trailer reads, noting that the show would be coming to the streamer “soon”.

Ortega’s version of the only daughter of the legendary macabre family appears as a stern, cold-faced teenager. However, her outfit is more pop-punk than goth, and her dark makeup and braids both have a modern flair.

Thing – the ominous severed hand at the Addams family mansion – also appears in the trailer alongside the 19-year-old “Scream 5” star.

Footage shows Wednesday snapping her fingers and twirling her jet black hair into pigtails while resting her hand on her shoulder.

She also wears inky lipstick and a black polka dot dress. A release date for the coming-of-age horror series has not yet been set.

The new series follows the teenage girl through her years at Nevermore Academy as she tries to control her psychic powers.

She also encounters a serial killer terrorizing the city, and the show will chronicle her attempts to uncover a supernatural mystery involving her parents, Gomez and Morticia Addams, 25 years ago.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán will portray their parents, while Gwendoline Christie, Hunter Doohan, Thora Birch, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane and Georgie Farmer round out the main cast.

Jenna Ortega makes Addams Family debut in Netflix series Tim Burton
Ortega darkens the streaming screen as Wednesday Addams in the new Netflix series of the same name.
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Christina Ricci will also star on the new show, having portrayed Wednesday in the 1991 comedy The Addams Family directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar wrote the screenplay for the eight-episode series, which Burton directed.

Ricci, 42, praised Ortega’s iteration of the character in April during a panel at Steel City Con in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Pan Am star remarked, “I just finished it two weeks ago and it was great. It was great working with Tim [Burton], and Jenna is amazing. I think people will absolutely love her as Wednesday.”

She then explained that Christie, 43, from Game of Thrones was “amazing,” adding that “all the kids in it are really amazing, so I think it’s going to be awesome.”

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