Zeta-Jones will seem in a visitor starring position as the enduring Addams household matriarch within the sequence, titled “Wednesday.” She joins beforehand introduced solid members Jenna Ortega and Luis Guzmán. Ortega will star as Wednesday whereas Guzmán will play Gomez Addams, Morticia’s husband.
More from Variety
“Wednesday,” which acquired an eight-episode order at Netflix in February, is described as a supernaturally infused thriller charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a scholar at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s makes an attempt to grasp her rising psychic potential, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the native city, and resolve the supernatural thriller that embroiled her mother and father 25 years in the past — all whereas navigating her new and really tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Zeta-Jones is the newest actress to supply a live-action rendition of Morticia. Carolyn Jones performed the character first within the 1960s “Addams Family” TV sequence. Anjelica Huston maybe most famously performed her within the two “Addams Family” movies within the 1990s. Most not too long ago, Charlize Theron voiced Morticia within the 2019 “Addams Family” animated movie.
Zeta-Jones has starred in plenty of TV tasks of late, together with “Feud: Bette and Joan” for FX, “Queen America” for Facebook Watch, and “Prodigal Son” at Fox. She gained the Academy Award for greatest supporting actress for her position within the hit musical function “Chicago” in 2003. Her different movie roles embody “The Mask of Zorro,” “Entrapment,” and “Ocean’s 12.”
She is repped by UTA, Independent Talent Group, and Ziffren Brittenham.
Al Gough and Miles Millar created “Wednesday” and can function showrunners and govt producers. Tim Burton is onboard to direct and govt produce. Other govt producers are Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman. Mittman, Berman, and Miserocchi all govt produced the 2019 animated “Addams Family” film, whereas Glickman is an govt producer on the upcoming sequel. MGM Television will produce.
Best of Variety