Gwendoline Christie’s character in the Addams Family remake already sounds iconic

How will she take on the creepy-kooky Addams Family?

9/18/2021 1:00:00 PM

This GameOfThrones star is joining the cast of netflix's Addams family remake, and we're already obsessed:

How will she take on the creepy-kooky Addams Family?

Whether she’ll be a Miss Trunchbull-like figure remains to be seen, but according toDeadline, Weems has a backstory that involves a historic rivalry with none other than Wednesday’s mother, Morticia.And it seems she still has a very hefty axe to grind with her former classmate.

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Two iconic British leading ladies going head-to-head in a deliciously dark Hollywood series? Well played, Netflix. Very well played.As reported on 10 August 2021:In what marks Tim Burton’s first live-action show and his TV directing debut, forWednesday

YOU’s Jenna Ortega playing the titular role.While Catherine Zeta-Jones joins the list of actors who have previously played Morticia Addams including Anjelica Huston, Charlize Theron and Daryl Hannah, there’s no doubt that the Academy, BAFTA and Tony winning actress will bring her own flair to this reimagination of the iconic family.

Jenna Ortega, who played Ellie in Netflix's YOU, will star in the Tim Burton-directed WednesdayWritten bySmallvillecreators Al Gough and Miles Millar, the eight-episode series is described as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”

The series will also star Luis Guzmán, who will appear as Gomez Addams, and further casting is expected to be announced later this year.You may also likeAll your favourite 90s films are coming to Netflix this summerNetflix's Wednesday: Starring Jenna Ortega and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Sadly, there is no trailer or release date as of yet, but Netflix’s promotional poster does provide a few hints as to what we can expect from the remake. It features Wednesday’s silhouette, complete with her trademark plaits, clutching a cello and a knife between black painted fingernails.

Wednesdayseems like it’s shaping up to be the angsty/spooky series of dreams.Sign up for the latest news and must-read features from Stylist, so you don't miss out on the conversation. Read more: Stylist Magazine »

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