Christina Ricci to return as new character in Tim Burton's 'Addams Family' series

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Though it's been 30 years since Christina Ricci played Wednesday Addams in the early 90s 'Addams Family' films, the actress will be back as a new character in Tim Burton's upcoming Netflix series titled 'Wednesday'.

The streaming giant confirmed the exciting news on Twitter but did not elaborate on the character.

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The Young Adult series will follow Wednesday's coming of age as a student at Nevermore Academy. It's described as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery.”

Per the synopsis: “Wednesday’s attempts to master her 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 at Nevermore.”

Jenna Ortega, who made a splash on "You" and "Scream 5," has been cast in the titular role. ('You,' 'Scream 5') will play the titular character. Catherine Zeta-Jones & Luis Guzman will play Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively.

The eight-episode series was officially announced in February 2021, though it currently doesn't have a release date. The series also marks Burton’s television directing debut.

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