Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series Announces Who Will Be Playing Lurch
The casting announcements for the forthcoming Netflix series Wednesday have been quite the ride. Over the summer we were privy to the entire main cast, including Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now we have confirmation of who will be playing Lurch, the famed butler of the Addams clan.
The Tim Burton Daily Twitter account has shared an image of George Burcea next to series director Tim Burton, effectively announcing his casting as the tall and helpful Lurch. The casting is also confirmed by IMDB where Burcea is listed.
Burcea stands tall above Tim Burton which is cute as hell. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the gig.
Check out the Wednesday Twitter post here:
Additionally, 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 a live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale from Netflix and MGM. Wednesday 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.