The official Wednesday poster finally reveals the series premiere date, and it isn’t when audiences would expect. Netflix’s Addams Family spinoff comes from the master of the bizarre, Tim Burton, and places a teenage Wednesday Addams inside the peculiar Nevermore Academy for outcasts. Jenna Ortega’s titular character must navigate new relationships, a staggering murder mystery, and her budding psychic abilities in this coming-of-age story set within Addams Family lore.
Wednesday Avoids Netflix’s Packed October Release Calendar
The most important realization from Netflix’s new Wednesday poster is that the show will release just before a major national holiday, but not the ones fans may expect. The show’s eerie atmosphere and horror elements align most closely with Halloween, but Wednesday is coming out nearly an entire month later. While Ortega’s Wednesday carries a macabre aura perfect for the spookiest month of the year, as shown by her dark appearance on the poster, Netflix has other ideas regarding the series premiere. The platform’s October release schedule is already jam-packed with such horror projects as The Midnight Club, Cabinet of Curiosities, and Wendell & Wild, which could have impacted their ability to slot Wednesday into a more logical release window.