Netflix continues to add prestigious directors to its offering. After Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Alfonso Cuaron, the platform has hired Tim Burton for a new series. Baptized Wednesday, it will be interested in Wednesday Adams.
The master of the fantastic and the strange lands on Netflix. The platform, which has already signed with big names in the 7th art, will broadcast the first live-action series from the director of Sleepy Hollow. On Twitter, she gives some elements of the plot of Wedneday. We will visibly follow the adventures of Wednesday Adams during his studies at Nevermore Academy. An epic that Netflix already qualifies as “fantastic and full of mysteries” and which will be interested “To Wednesday’s attempts to harness his emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murderous frenzy that terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that confused his parents 25 years ago – all while navigating his newfound relationship with the student body strange and diverse ” of the academy. The writing of the screenplay was entrusted to Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The duo had already worked on the series Smallville in 2001.
HELLO ! We’re preparing a live-action series on Mercredi Addams. We will follow her as a student at Nevermore Academy on a fantastic adventure full of mysteries …
This will be Tim Burton’s very first series! Coming soon … pic.twitter.com/Wm9rznXCV3
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR) February 18, 2021
According to the Netflix publication, this new adaptation will not be linked to the various films already produced for the cinema, such as that of 1992. A new cartoon around the characters created by Charles Adams in 1938 should also be released this year. What to make us wait before discovering the adaptation of the master Burton. There is no doubt that the latter will be a success since the universe of the director of Beetlejuice fits perfectly with that of the strange family. It remains to be seen who will be recruited to play Wednesday and the different characters she will meet. In the meantime, it is possible to dive back into the director’s filmography on Netflix with Dark Shadow, Sweeney Todd, Charlie and the chocolate factory or Funeral rites the Tim Burton.