Tim Burton’s New ADDAMS FAMILY Spin-Off Wants Christina Ricci
Tim Burton’s Netflix The Addams Family spin-off, Wednesday is in the works. And today we hear that the show wants original The Addams Family and Addams Family Values actress Christina Ricci to return to the franchise, this time as Morticia Addams!
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The Illuminerdi reports the spin-off prequel will focus on Wednesday’s primitive years at Nevermore Academy. Also “casting for the Wednesday character is open to all ethnicities, but the preference is Latinx.” But also points out that “none of these deals have been finalized, or necessarily even offered at this point.”
We’ll let you know when we hear more. Stay tuned!
Burton will serve as executive producer with writers and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville). MGM TV will finance the series. Wednesday will be the lead of the show which will also be set in the present day.
In the meantime, remember the 1991 adaptation began when a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez also realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.
What do you think? Ricci’s the PERFECT choice for Morticia, right?