Netflix has shared the first teaser for Tim Burton’s upcoming series Wednesdayin which Jenna Ortega is revealed in full costume as the titular character Wednesday Addams.
The teaser, released today (June 7) was released as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week – in which the streaming service shared teasers and trailers for upcoming programming, including the third season of The Umbrella Academy and the new series from DC the sandman†
In the video, Ortega is filmed from several close-ups, before a wide shot sees her emerge from the shadows and reveal her all-new look. Ding, a disembodied hand, then lands on her shoulder as both she and it snap their fingers — a reference to the signature finger clicks from the theme song of The Addams family.
Watch the teaser below:
Wednesday was originally announced in February 2021 by Netflix, and Burton announced his directorial debut for a television series. It was later revealed that Ortega would be playing the titular character in May of that year. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán were added to the cast in August, playing mom and dad Morticia and Gomez Addams on Wednesday.
In March 2022, Christina Ricci – who played Wednesday Addams in the 90s live-action movies The Addams family and Addams Family Values – was announced to join the show in an undisclosed role. It is believed that she will play a new character in the series, as opposed to an older version from Wednesday.
Wednesday will be the first time the Addams Family characters appear in a live-action television adaptation since 1998 The new Addams family† Last year saw the release of The Addams Family 2a sequel to the 2019 animated reboot starring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, and Chloë Grace Moretz.
An official release date for Wednesday has not yet been shared by Netflix, although it is projected for late 2022.