Netflix’s new series, “Wednesday,” is a Tim Burton spin off of the creepy, kooky family we all know and love, “The Addams Family.” This show focuses on Wednesday, the deadpan daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams.
In this spin off, Jenna Ortega stars as the mysterious juvenile known as Wednesday Addams. At the start of the series, Wednesday finds herself expelled from her high school and is about to begin a semester at her parents’ alma mater, Nevermore Academy.
As soon as Wednesday steps on the premises of this school for outcasts, trouble comes knocking in the form of ghosts, monsters, murders and secret societies. With her newfound psychic abilities, will Wednesday be able to solve this murder mystery before it is too late? This is a question that can and will be answered within this eight episode season that was released on Netflix on Nov. 23.
As a big Wednesday Addams fan, I have been eagerly awaiting this show’s release for some time now and am happy to announce that not only is it finally here but that it is amazing. I would expect nothing less from director Burton, who directed some cinematic masterpieces, such as “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “
While the series has not yet been renewed for a second season, the showrunners and cast are certainly on board with the idea and have already hinted at possible storylines and returning characters.
In this show we meet some new characters, such as Wednesday’s bubbly werewolf roommate, Enid Sinclair, and a cute barista at the local coffee shop, Tyler Galpin, but of course, there are some returning fan favorites, including a dismembered hand, Thing, and the explosive and eccentric Uncle Fester.
Some may describe this spin off as a sophisticated version of a classic CW teen show. I’ve even heard comments that kids tend to enjoy it because of its dark nature all while remaining family friendly. What I love about this show is that it is nostalgic for fans of the original series as well as the many spin offs and remakes throughout the years.
By returning to Wednesday as a teen now, it allows future remakes to increase Wednesday’s age going forward. I’m sure we’re all interested to see more adventures Wednesday and her friends find themselves in throughout their teen and adult years. This specific remake is drawing in viewers who were nostalgic for the original series as well as a whole new fanbase within the younger generation.
I am excitedly anticipating the announcement of another season due to the success of these eight episodes. Plenty of fans want the showrunners to continue this story of Wednesday at Nevermore Academy, especially since they have introduced so many unique and wonderful new characters.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, I would definitely recommend checking out “Wednesday” on Netflix. I can almost guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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