The guide to Wednesday, the Netflix TV series on the young Addams: cast, plot, location

The saga of Addams family comes back to life with a new story, which however focuses on a specific character, which also gives it its title. Wednesday it’s the tv series of Netflix dedicated, in fact, to Wednesday Addamsand which follows the adventures in a very particular school, where mysteries are not lacking. Would you like to know more? Continue reading and in a… snap of your fingers you will know everything!

Netflix Wednesday, release time in Italy

The series is available in all countries where Netflix is ​​based from Wednesday 23 November 2022. In Italy, it is uploaded to the platform at 09:00: it is therefore online from the early hours of the morning, for those who want to see it during the day.

Wednesday Netflix, the plot

The story is set in the present day: Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) is a very different teenager from other girls. She doesn’t like socializing, she is fascinated by all that is macabre and she has no qualms about attacking anyone who goes against her.

When he makes the umpteenth gesture against some schoolmates who are attacking his brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez), that only she can bully, parents Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) And Gomez (Luis Guzman) decide to send it at Nevermore Academyan institute located in the town of Jericho as well as the school they attended and where they fell in love.

Nevermore Academy is an ancient school that has always welcomed the so-called “outcasts”, or boys and girls with special powers, such as werewolves, sirens, vampires or garayles. Despite the more suitable climate for her, Wednesday struggles to settle in.

Still, Nevermore is more attached to her than you might think. Over the course of the episodes, the protagonist not only discovers that she has psychic powers that allow her to have disturbing visions, but also a mystery that ties the school to her family, while a series of mysterious murders begin to occur in Jericho. On Wednesday she just has to investigate, flanked by Mano (Victor Dorobantu) and some of her schoolmates.

Wednesday Netflix, how many episodes are there?

In all, the first season episodes are eight, each lasting about fifty minutes. Netflix makes them all available to its subscribers on Wednesday 23 November.

Wednesday Netflix, the cast

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The cast of the series features numerous young protagonists, led by Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams. Alongside her, however, some adult actors are also worth mentioning, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays Morticia Addams, and Luis Guzmán, who gives a face to Gomez Addams.

Gwendoline ChristieBrienne in game of Thronesis Larissa Weemsthe principal of Nevermore, while Christina Ricci she is the teacher Marilyn Thornhill. Ricci, in the past, has played the role of Wednesday in the two films about the Addams Family released in the nineties.

Jenna Ortega is Wednesday Addams
Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia Addamsmother of Wednesday
Luis Guzmán is Gomez Addamsfather of Wednesday
Isaac Ordonez is Pugsley Addamsbrother of Wednesday
Victor Dorobantu is Manoa hand following Addams to Nevermore Academy
Fred Armisen as Uncle Festermember of the Addams Family
Gwendoline Christie is Larissa Weemsprincipal of Nevermore Academy
Christina Ricci is Marilyn Thornhillprofessor at Nevermore Academy
Emma Myers is Enid SinclairWednesday’s roommate
Riki Lindhome is Dr. Valerie KinbottPsychologist
Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpinsheriff of Jericho
Hunter Doohan is Tyler Galpinbartender and son of Donovan
Percy Hynes White is Xavier Thorpeclassmate on Wednesday
Joy Sunday is Bianca Barclayclassmate on Wednesday
Georgie Farmer is Ajax Petropolusclassmate on Wednesday
Naomi J. Ogawa is Yoko Tanakaclassmate on Wednesday

Wednesday Netflix, who is the protagonist?

Among the various roles in the series, that of Wednesday Addams inevitably stands out, played by a very good one Jenna Ortega. She the actress is known for having worked in Jane the Virgin (she was the protagonist in the flashbacks) and for having been the protagonist of Harley in the middle.

Ortega previously worked for Netflix, starring in the second season of You (it was Ellis Alves) and in the film Yes Day. Her Tim Burtondirector of the first four episodes, said: “She’s an iconic character, without Jenna this project would have been much more difficult. With her look and her character, she has managed to do a great job: she has transmitted a black and white character who, however, here and there lets a little humanity shine through, without betraying her core”.

Wednesday Netflix, director and screenwriters

Wednesday is the first tv series directed by Tim Burton. The director has been linked to the project since the announcement of him, in October 2021. “It was interesting to work on a TV series”said the director guest of Lucca Comics & Games, “the rhythm is different than in the cinema, it’s a slower cooking. It was interesting to establish the tone of the series in the first few episodes and then pass the baton to the other directors, whose work I respected. But movies remain my first love”.

The series was instead created by Alfred Gough And Miles Millarscreenwriters known for creating the TV series Smallville, Into the Badlands And The Shannara Chronicles. To produce Millar Gough Ink, 1.21 Films, Glickmania Media, Tee and Charles Addams Foundation The Jackal Group and MGM Television.

Netflix Wednesday, where was it filmed?

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The TV series has as its main location Bucharest, Romania: This is where most of the filming took place, from September 2021 to March 2022. Nevermore Academy is located in a medieval castle, in Cantacuzinoalso in Romania.

Wednesday Netflix, where to watch it in streaming?

It is possible to watch Wednesday only on Netflix: it is therefore necessary to have a subscription to the platform. You can subscribe to the Basic subscription with advertising (5.49 euros per month), Base (7.99 euros per month), Standard (12.99 euros per month) and Premium (17.99 euros per month).

The guide to Wednesday, the Netflix TV series on the young Addams: cast, plot, location