Netflix revealed the new official trailer for the anticipated Wednesday TV series at New York Comic Con and announcement a new cast member. Comedy veteran Fred Armisen will portray beloved Uncle Fester when show premieres on November 23.
The trailer debuted at New York Comic Con during a packed Empire Stage panel on Saturday night that featured stars Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Luis Guzmán and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, along with surprise guest Fred Armisen.
From the imagination of Tim Burton, the Wednesday TV series is a sleuthing, supernaturally-infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
She attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
The Wednesday TV series stars Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams), Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), and Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair).
Also on board are Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbott) with Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill).
The guest stars are Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Fred Armisen (Uncle Fester), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley Addams), Iman Marson (Lucas Walker), and Lucius Hoyos (Young Gomez).
And the additional cast members are Victor Teodor Dorobantu (Thing), Calum Ross (Rowan Laslow), and Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Deputy Rita Santiago).
Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán portrays Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez is Pugsley Addams in the show.
The show is directed and executive produced by Tim Burton. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are also executive producing and serve as showrunners and writers.
The executive producers also include Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.
“When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story,” said Teddy Biaselli, Director of YA/Family Series at Netflix, previously.
Biaselli added: “”We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series.. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deetz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.
“As Wednesday stans, my team and I feel an inherent responsibility to get this truly one-of-a-kind character right for both old fans and new. We’re confident this talented group will do her justice as she prepares for the dreaded underworld known as adulthood.”