Netflix made a surprise announcement on Wednesday that Tim Burton will be directing with the live-action series Wednesday, a comedy based on The Addams Family member Wednesday Addams.
Burton will also serve as executive producer on the eight-episode series. Netflix revealed the new show in a tweet with some promotional art.
Are you ready for the best Wednesday ever? A Wednesday Addams live action series following the spooky icon’s coming of age is coming to Netflix. And with it, Tim Burton will be making his TV directorial debut! pic.twitter.com/rKQ7oZU645
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) February 17, 2021
According to the official synopsis for Wednesday, “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, 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 at Nevermore.”