Jenna Ortega has been approached to play the title role in Wednesday in Tim Burton’s live-action Addams Family series. The Netflix series will explore the character of Wednesday Addams.
The coming of age comedy is infused with sleuthing and supernatural mystery focusing on the journey of Wednesday Addams’ years as a Nevermore Academy student. The idea is to give the origin story as Nevermore Academy is the place where it all begins. From mastering her emerging psychic ability, and solving the supernatural mystery to navigating her new and tangled relationships.
With Wednesday Addams’ series, Tim Burton is making his TV directing debut. The role of Wednesday Addams was first portrayed by Christina Ricci in both the feature films “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values” released in 1991 and 1993 respectively.
AI Gough and Miles Millar are the executive producers of the show as well as showrunners. The series Wednesday is produced by MGM Television, which has the underlying rights to the IP. Along with these, the show’s executive producers include TV writer-producer Kayla Alpert, former MGM TV President Steve Stark, and other producers associated with the Addams Family IP: Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman.
Jenna Ortega Replaced Christina Ricci In For The Role Of Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega got her success with two major roles in the TV series Fox’s Rake and the CW’s Jane the Virgin. In Jane the Virgin, Jenna Ortega played the younger version of the title character and received many praises for her acting skills. Later, Ortega was approached to play the lead role on Disney Channel’s Stuck In The Middle.
She was also seen in Netflix’s You season 2 alongside Penn Badgley. She co-stars in the comedy title Yes Day. She was also part of the films like The Fallout and the upcoming Scream movie.
The news for her role of Wednesday Addams was shared by Ortega via her Instagram post.
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