Netflix adds another marquee name to the cast for Netflix‘s Addams Family sequel series, Wednesday. According to a report by Deadline, Game of Thrones and Star Wars vet Gwendoline Christie has been attached to a leading role in the upcoming show. Christie will play the principal of Nevermore Academy, Larissa Weems. The details about her character are still relatively scarce. However, it appears she has a beef with her former classmate Morticia Addams, portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones for the occasion. Fans might imagine that Weems will pour her hatred for the long-term rival onto Morticia’s daughter, Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday. It will be interesting to see how Luis Guzmán’s Gomez will react to the rivalry teased by the Tim Burton-directed show.
Christie will appear in another project by Netflix later this year, as she will portray Lucifer in the Sandman live-action adaptation.
Wednesday comes from Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. In addition to directing, Burton is executive producing with Gough and Millar, who are also showrunners.
According to the official description, “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday 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.”
Netflix still hasn’t set a premiere date for Wednesday.
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