Wednesday Addams is coming to Netflix! The new live-action series, aptly titled Wednesday, follows the angsty teen in a different type of coming-of-age tale—and it’s directed by Tim Burton.

Netflix and MGM/UA recently announced the eight-episode series. Instead of the whole Addams fam, the Netflix series will focus on Wednesday’s life at Nevermore Academy. Unlike the typical teen drama, Wednesday includes (obviously) a supernatural twist.

As Wednesday attempts to master her budding psychic powers, the iconic character will, according to Netflix, “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 of the strange and diverse student body.”

Wednesday marks the television series directorial debut of Burton. Famed director Burton, has also directed a few episodes of television shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The acclaimed filmmaker also executive produced an animated TV version of Beetlejuice. The creatives behind the new Netflix series also include Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (The Addams Family, Alphas), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (RESPECT, Addams Family 2), and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas).

There’s currently no information on casting or a start date for the series.

—Erica Loop

Feature image: Netflix

 

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