Burton directed a number of highly successful spooky films, including Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Corpse Bride. Though he previously produced the animated Beetlejuice series for TV, his work has otherwise remained pretty focused on feature films. Now, Burton is reportedly negotiating to executive produce and potentially direct an upcoming live-action Addams Family TV series.
In addition to Burton potentially joining, the series already locked down its showrunners. Smallville EPs Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will serve as head writers and executive producers.
Currently, the potential series is still in its early stages. MGM TV owns the IP rights to the Addams Family. The package is undergoing a bidding war now. Early sources say Netflix has a good chance of landing the series at the moment.
Since this Addams Family series is so early in the development process, we don’t have a lot of details about it yet. Supposedly, the series will be set in present day and come from the perspective of Wednesday Addams. However, these details haven’t been confirmed and may change as the series locks down a distributor.
The original Addams Family TV series aired from 1964 to 1966. Nearly three decades later, Paramount produced two successful films starring the spooky family, The Addams Family and Addams Family Values. Most recently, MGM debuted an animated feature in 2019 and announced an upcoming sequel set for 2021.
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