The Netflix series Wednesday finally has a premiere date. Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Tim Burton (Frankenweenie), Wednesday follows Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega), the eldest child of Gomez and Morticia Addams from The Addams Family franchise.
Ortega landed the coveted role in May 2021. More than a year later and with the production completed, Netflix has revealed that the new series will debut on November 23, 2022.
The debut date was announced Friday (September 23) and came with a new gloomy poster for fans to enjoy. It features Ortega’s Wednesday holding an umbrella while standing in the rain. She is dressed in a dark, pinstriped school uniform from Nevermore Academy, which can be seen as a shadowy silhouette in the background. She also has her hair styled in two long pigtails and is sporting black fingernails.
Last month, the first trailer for Wednesday showed the title character getting sent off to Nevermore Academy after an unfortunate incident at her public high school regarding unfriendly water polo players and some hungry piranhas.
At her new school, which her parents Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez (Luis Guzmán) also attended, Wednesday will attempt to fit in with students who have similar interests. Recently, Netflix released an enrollment video for Nevermore Academy, which highlighted some of the most peculiar details about the school.
Along with promoting the fact that the school is always looking to recruit “outcasts of all kinds,” the video shared with viewers some of the 231-year history of the Academy and explained that its mission is “to educate…students from all walks of life – and death.”
Sounds like the perfect place for Wednesday to make new friends.