Tim Burton is making his TV directorial debut with a live-action series about Wednesday Addams on Netflix.
The streaming service announced the news on Wednesday (of course) via their official account. The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday's years as a Nevermore Academy student.
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Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2021
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy pic.twitter.com/8ei3wIUrxq
The creators of Smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar, will serve as showrunners and executive producers.
In a press release, the streaming service said: "When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar's pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story.
"We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders."