Jenna Ortega Cast As Wednesday Addams In Netflix’s Wednesday Series

Earlier this year, director Tim Burton and former Smallville showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar sold a new take on The Addams Family to Netflix. The new series, Wednesday, will put the spotlight on the Addams’ oldest child as a young adult. Now, Netflix has announced that Jenna Ortega has been cast as Wednesday Addams on the show.

Ortega shared the news on her Instagram account, which you can see below.


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One of Ortega’s earliest roles was in Iron Man 3 as the Vice President’s daughter. She also had a recurring role as young Jane Villanueva in The CW’s Jane the Virgin. More recently, Ortega was also cast in leading roles in You season 2 and the animated series, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous. Additionally, she will appear in Scream next year.

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In the new series, Wednesday will be a student at Nevermore Academy as she deals with her “emerging psychic ability.” Wednesday will also be swept up into a supernatural murder mystery that previously entangled her parents 25 years earlier.

MGM Television and Netflix are co-producing the Wednesday series.  The initial season will run eight episodes.

What do you think about Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams? Are you excited to see the series? Let us know in the comment section below!

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