‘Wednesday’: Tim Burton Series Casts Thora Birch & Riki Lindhome
The full cast list is now public for Netflix’s upcoming YA horror series Wednesday. Over the past weeks, we’ve shared some of the earlier casting reports. We now have word that a slew of memorable stars will be joining the cast of Wednesday, including Thora Birch and Riki Lindhome.
Horror fans will know Thora Birch from her memorable performances in Hocus Pocus and The Hole. Birch will play Tamara Novak, Wednesday’s dorm mother and the only “Normie” on staff at Nevermore Academy.
Riki Lindhome is no newcomer to genre film either. She previously appeared in Knives Out and The Last House On the Left. Lindhome will play Dr. Valerie Kinbott, a local therapist in the sleepy town of Jericho who takes a particular interest in her newest patient Wednesday Addams.
Both actors are iconic in their own right and we can’t wait to see what they bring to this new series!
It was previously announced that Jenna Ortega (Scream, The Fallout) will star in the title role of Wednesday Addams. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Traffic) and Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights, Traffic) also star in the series, playing Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams, respectively.
The new show is being described as a live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale from Netflix and MGM. The Wednesday series hails from Al Gough and Miles Millar, the cult duo behind Smallville. The comedy series will be a supernatural coming-of-age moment.
Wednesday will see its title character attending the Nevermore Academy where she will do her best to engage with her psychic abilities, end a murderous rampage, solve mysteries, and even encounter new friendships and romances. The synopsis gives me Chilling Adventures of Sabrina energy, and I’m not mad.
The Netflix series marks the first time Tim Burton has directed for television in a long while. The series has an order for eight episodes by Netflix and production company MGM Television.