Jenna Ortega will reprise the cult role in the platform’s next series.
Thirty years ago, it’s Christina Ricci who played the little girl Addams Family, aka Wednesday. In 2022, it is Jenna Ortega who will reprise the role and be the new Wednesday in the upcoming Netflix series. And she has just been dubbed officially by her eldest.
Christina Ricciwho will also be part of the cast of the Netflix production by Tim Burton, but in a different role, told variety :
“It’s great fun. I loved working with Tim Burton. And Jenna is amazing. I saw some of the wardrobe photos before I went on set myself for the shoot. So I knew what this version of Wednesday. And I have to say, it’s a terrific new modern take on the character. It’s so true to the heart and soul of the original, yet incredibly modern. It’s pretty awesome.”
Jenna Ortega is Wednesday Addams for Tim Burton: Netflix unveils the “real” Wednesday teaser
The least we can say is that Christina Ricci is not upset to be replaced and she is full of praise for her successor.
Series Wednesday will show Gomez and Morticia’s teenage kid as she tries to master her emerging psychic ability, and thwart a monstrous one. She will also seek to solve the supernatural mystery that confused her parents 25 years ago…
It is not yet known what role will play there. Christina Ricci. Expected release in 2022 on Netflix.