Tim Burton’s Addams Family spin-off is finally among us and Netflix viewers are in for a treat as it features a pretty star-studded cast.
The eight-parter will see Wednesday Addams shipped off to boarding school Nevermore Academy, which is the same place her parents Morticia and Gomez fell in love – but Wednesday is about to discover the mysterious things lurking behind the scenes.
The macabre Addams Family clan was created back in 1938 by cartoonist Charles Addams, and has been brought to both the big and small screens on numerous occasions over the years.
The highly-anticipated spin-off is finally here (Picture: Netflix)
Netflix’s Teddy Biaselli, director of original series at Netflix, described Wednesday Addams as the ‘ultimate lone wolf’, and explained why the streamer jumped at the chance to host the show, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.
He said: ‘When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story.’
But which stars feature in the revived gothic tale, here’s everything you need to know.
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday
Scream Queens actress Jenna Ortega stars as the sarcastic and morbid Wednesday who attempts to wreak havoc after being sent to a new school.
Viewers might also recognise the 20-year-old as young Jane in CW’s Jane The Virgin and Ellie in Netflix’s You.
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia
There is no Addams Family without the matriarch of the household, aka the ever so glamorous Morticia, played by megastar Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The 53-year-old actress, who is married to actor Michael Douglas, found fame on the beloved 90s show The Darling Buds of May, before becoming a household name in Hollywood and landing starring roles in The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment.
Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
Luis Guzman stars as Wednesday’s devoted dad Gomez, who more than anything, wants his daughter to fall in love with Nevermore Academy, but knows Wednesday won’t make it easy for him.
The Puerto Rican actor has featured in several TV and film projects during his 40-year career including Narcos, Boogie Nights, Traffic and Punch-Drunk Love.
Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
Isaac Ordonez plays Wednesday’s younger brother Pugsley and is often at the receiving end of her continuous jibes, however, he still has a lot of love and admiration for his big sis!
The youngster’s previous screen role was in Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time.
Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
You can’t forget about Uncle Fester, which is played by Fred Armisen.
While speaking at New York Comic Con, the comedian and actor – who co-founded and starred in the comedy series Portlandia and Documentary Now! –revealed he shaved his head for the role.
Speaking about his transformation to play the character, Armisen praised the makeup team, telling Vanity Fair that he ‘had no eyebrows’.
‘It was prosthetics over my eyebrows to give me that look. But I think that bald caps don’t look great all the time, so I was hoping to just make it that much more convincing,’ he said.
Fans might recognise Fred as king of the sitcoms, as he’s starred in 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
OG Wednesday Addams star Christina Ricci played the iconic role in 1991’s The Addams Family and its 1993 sequel Addams Family Values.
Although she isn’t reprising her character this time round, she stars as Wednesday’s dorm mum Marilyn Thornhill
Although it’s been more than 30 years since Ricci played the iconic character, she couldn’t stop raving about Jenna’s ‘incredible’ performance.
‘I saw some of the wardrobe photos before I went [to set] so I knew [what she looked like in character] and I was like, it’s such a great modern take on Wednesday,’ she told Variety.
‘It’s so true tonally to the heart and soul of [the original], but it’s then it’s incredibly modern and it’s great.’
Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix.