She previously played Wednesday Addams in the ’90s Addams Family movies, and now she’s coming back. According to Deadline, Christina Ricci is coming back for the Tim Burton-directed show on Netflix. Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in the new series, and it’s unknown what character Ricci is playing. Details about her role are kept under wraps, but Deadline says that it’s a brand-new character and not an older version of Wednesday. Filming for the series finishes up later this month in Romania.
Wednesday comes from writers Al Gough and Miles Millar. It follows Wednesday during her years at Nevermore Academy. It’s described as “a sleuthing, supernaturally, infused mystery”. In addition to Ricci and Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Morticia Addams and Luis Guzman plays Gomez Addams.
The series should be out later this year. Fans petitioned for Ricci to be cast in the series when it was announced, so now it looks like they could be getting their wish.
We’ll keep you updated on Wednesday as we learn more about the series.
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