There’s no better place than high school.
We’ve known for a while that Netflix is developing an Addams Family spin-off series based on the character Wednesday Addams and her years as a high school student. Netflix then released a teaser trailer on August 17, 2022, giving fans a sense of the comedic tone of the series while also mixing in the horror aspects that made the original Addams Family film so beloved by many.
Today, Netflix released a featurette showing legendary director Tim Burton and the showrunners discussing Nevermore Academy and how color played a big part in separating Wednesday from everyone else at the supernatural school. The color contrast is most prevalent in one of the early concept arts for the show, which saw Wednesday’s dormitory divided by a spider web window and its side bathed in nothing but black and white.
Burton, who famously strayed from the original 1991 Addams Family film due to scheduling conflicts in filming Batman Returns, is the creative force behind the Wednesday series. Discussing Burton’s involvement, production designer Mark Scruton explained that despite infusing supernatural elements and gothic architecture, the legendary director wanted Nevermore Academy to feel like a “grounded high school” with real students.
Netflix’s Wednesday series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman as Wednesday’s mom and dad. The Addams Family spinoff is scheduled to premiere on November 23 and will consist of eight episodes.
https://twinfinite.net/2022/11/netflixs-wednesday-addams-featurette-spotlights-its-dark-twisted-high-school/ Netflix’s Wednesday Addams featurette sheds light on his dark and twisted high school