Catherine Zeta-Jones joins cast of Netflix’s adaptation of the Addams Family
Written by Hitmix News on 11 August 2021
They’re creepy and they’re kooky – and now they have been injected with another dose of Hollywood fire power, after the upcoming Addams Family adaptation cast its latest Morticia.
A-lister Catherine Zeta-Jones will play the family matriarch in the upcoming Netflix series, Wednesday.
The Welsh actress joins Luis Guzman, who will play her on-screen husband Gomez, with Jenna Ortega starring as the titular Wednesday Addams in the show.
CREEPY, KOOKY, MYSTERIOUS & SPOOKY NEWS:
Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Morticia Addams in the new live-action Wednesday series. pic.twitter.com/DfCLgMBktX
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 10, 2021
Tim Burton, known for his macabre and bizarre style of films, will direct the live-action series, which will follow the Addams’ daughter while she’s at high school.
Netflix says: “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
“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.”
Wednesday Addams was first introduced to the world in 1938, though without a name, in a cartoon for the New Yorker magazine.
Image: Jenna Ortega will star as Wednesday Addams. Pic: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
It wasn’t until 1964 that the family members were given names for the original TV series, where Morticia was played by Carolyn Jones.
The much-loved 1991 film The Addams Family saw Anjelica Hutson take up the role.
There is not yet a date for when the show will start streaming.