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Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ introduces a new Addams family

Piranhas, cellos and arson? The trailer for the upcoming show Wednesday has everything a girl could dream of.

On Wednesday, Netflix aptly released the trailer for its upcoming Tim Burton series, centered on the daughter from The Addams Family. In the clip, Jenna Ortega portrays the beloved character in her black collared dress and jet black hair in pigtails.

Viewers first see Ortega Wednesday just before she is expelled from school.

She purposely walks into an indoor pool area while carrying two bags full of piranhas and says to a team of bullying water polo players, “The only person allowed to torture my brother is me.” Then she fills the pool with the carnivorous fish.

Now she’s starting a new chapter in her “very interesting educational journey” – apparently eight schools in five years – and enrolling at her parents’ alma mater, Nevermore Academy, on Wednesday. According to Netflix, “Wednesday” will chronicle its title character’s time in Nevermore, where she will master her supernatural powers while navigating through teenage troubles.

“I had no idea I was about to enter a nightmare of mystery, chaos and murder,” says Wednesday of her upcoming adventure. “I think I’m going to love it here.”

Although Ortega is in the spotlight of the series, the trailer also offers a look at Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams. Among the other actors set to join the family’s murky and grim world are Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane and Percy Hynes White. Christina Ricci, who brought Wednesday Addams to life in the ’90s, will also appear as a new character.

While fans on social media common excitement For Ortega’s next role, author Shea Serrano paid attention to another detail of the new iteration of the story of the creepy, crazy, mysterious and gross family.

“Confirmation that the Addams family is Latino” he tweeted. “Big day for us.”

Ortega, who is of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent, has had previous appearances in the thriller world. Most recently, she starred in the latest Scream movie and Ti West’s X.

The clip, which also featured a brief glimpse of the disembodied Hand Thing, ended in the typical Addams Family double-shot.

Netflix hasn’t set a release date for “Wednesday” yet, but says the series will premiere in the fall.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2022-08-17/netflix-wednesday-trailer-jenna-ortega-addams-family Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ introduces a new Addams family

Sarah Ridley

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