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Netflix’s Wednesday Addams TV show gets surprising post-Halloween release date

There are no awards for figuring out the day of the week, unfortunately.

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The Addams Family: Wednesday, a classic comedy-horror franchise being revived by Netflix, will debut on Wednesday. However, those who were hoping for a pre-Halloween appearance should be ready to be let down.

The new series will start streaming on November 23rd, Netflix said ahead of the next Tudum 2022 event. Unfortunately, that’s a little more than three weeks after the scariest night of the year. However, the Tim Burton-directed production will at least debut on the day it shares a name with (slow clap for Netflix).

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“Wednesday premieres November 23! Snap, snap,” Netflix wrote in tweet sharing the news, which was accompanied by a new poster showing Jenna Ortega (Scream) in costume as the show’s titular character. Check it out below:

Across eight episodes, the supernatural coming-of-age series will follow Wednesday Addams as she navigates the usual pressures of adolescent life alongside the unique quirks of her own dysfunctional family. 

Based on what we’ve been told so far, we’ll see Wednesday learning to master her newfound psychic abilities, preventing a murderous killing spree and attempting to solve a 25-year-long family mystery. Talk about a busy schedule.

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Wednesday will also feature turns from Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Legend of Zorro) as Addams Family matriarch Morticia, Luis Guzmán (Narcos,Shameless) as husband and father Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez (A Wrinkle in Time) as Wednesday’s younger brother, Pugsley. 

Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets), who played Wednesday Addams in the iconic 1990s Addams Family movies, is also set to appear as a character called Marilyn Thornhill, while Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, The Sandman) is among the show’s supporting cast as Principal Larissa Weems, Head of Nevermore Academy.

As mentioned, iconic filmmaker Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland… need we go on?) is on hand as the show’s executive producer. He’ll also be behind the camera for several of Wednesday’s episodes, marking – amazingly – his first time doing so for a small screen production. Frequent Burton collaborator Danny Elfman is involved as the show’s composer, too, so expect a creepy soundtrack of Batman proportions. 

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At this weekend’s international fan gathering, we anticipate hearing additional news about several of the biggest and finest Netflix programmes, including Squid Game, The Crown, The Witcher season 3, and Bridgerton. Stay tuned to TechRadar for the most recent information.

Our Netflix Tudum 2022 guide has a tonne of details on the start time, the schedule of material, and our predictions for what may be revealed if you want to get a jump on the competition.

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