Tim Burton to direct Wednesday Addams show “Wednesday” for Netflix

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Netflix has announced new live action show Wednesday directed by Tim Burton

Director of Original Series at Netflix, Teddy Biaselli has given a series of quotes on the forthcoming new Netflix series. First some introduction (edited):

Who among us has never felt like an outsider? I truly believe that most people have, at one time or another, felt odd. Maybe creepy. Kooky even. And perhaps because I was so tapped into my inner oddball, I found a deep kinship to the family of Addams… none was more rebellious, more avant garde and more iconic than Wednesday Addams.

He then moves on to cover Al Gough and Milles Millar’s pitch for the show (edited):

…we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story. The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy.

…her attempts to master 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 of the strange and diverse student body.

His thoughts then move on to recruiting Tim Burton to the project (edited):

…Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deetz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.

You can read the full announcement on the Netflix news site. We’ll bring you more information on casting as and when it happens. Our best guess is we might see the show in 2022 (Halloween?)