Catherine Zeta-Jones cast as Morticia Addams on Netflix's 'Wednesday' TV series

Catherine Zeta-Jones
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Netflix’s Wednesday Addams series has found its Morticia.

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will step into the role of the Addams Family matriarch, Variety reports.

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The outlet notes she will appear on the series, titled “Wednesday,” as a guest star. It’s unclear how many episodes she will appear.

She joins previously announced cast members Jenna Ortega and Luis Guzmán.

The “You” actress will star as the titular and iconic daughter, Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Guzman, best known for his work on “Shameless” and “Narcos,” will play Gomez Addams, Morticia’s husband.

Zeta-Jones’s last role was Dr. Vivian Capshaw on the now-canceled “Prodigal Son” on FOX.

The streaming giant has given an eight-episode order for the series, which hails from director and executive producer Tim Burton.

The Young Adult series will follow Wednesday's coming of age as a student at Nevermore Academy and is 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.”

Zeta-Jones is the latest actress to inherit the iconic role. Carolyn Jones first played the character in the 1960s “Addams Family” TV series. Anjelica Huston most famously played the character in the 1990s.

Prior to Ortega taking on the role, Lisa Loring played Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter on the original ‘60s series, while Christina Ricci took the mantle in the 1991 film “The Addams Family” and its 1993 sequel,  “Addams Family Values.”

Known for a slew of movies like “Beetlejuice,” “Batman,” and “Edward Scissorhands,” Burton last directed the 2019 fantasy adventure film “Dumbo.” The series marks Burton’s television directing debut.

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