The Addams Family is returning to the screen in Tim Burton’s Netflix series, with a new actress taking on the iconic role of Wednesday Addams. The classic characters are originally based on the 1938 single-panel New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams, but it wasn’t until the 1960s sitcom that The Addams Family would become pop culture staples.
Now, as Netflix adapts the title character’s mysterious teenage years in Tim Burton’s Wednesday series, Jenna Ortega joins a significant line of actresses who have tackled playing Wednesday Addams in live-action or animated movies and TV shows.
Chloë Grace Moretz
The next major adaptation of Wednesday Addams will be played by scream queen Jenna Ortega in the 2022 Netflix series Wednesday. Following Wednesday as a high schooler at Nevermore Academy, the dark, socially awkward, torture-fascinated character helps stop a string of local murders while solving a supernatural mystery that impacted her family 25 years ago.