TV and Movies·Posted on May 20, 2021Jenna Ortega Just Got Cast As Wednesday Addams, And It's Pretty Much The Perfect FitWelcome to the Addams family.by Michele BirdBuzzFeed ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail Jenna Ortega just got some pretty amazing casting news. Jeremy Chan / Getty Images She's officially going to portray the iconic Wednesday Addams in Netflix's upcoming live-action series. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com Jenna made the exciting announcement on Instagram and captioned her post, "New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. *snaps twice*" View this photo on Instagram @jennaortega / Via instagram.com The show will be directed by none other than Tim Burton himself. Best known for cult classics like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice, he is honestly the perfect person to sit in the director's seat. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com Not to mention, it will be Tim's TV directorial debut. Fans got their first look at the series when Netflix dropped the poster in February 2020. So far, we know that the spooky story will follow Wednesday as she attends Nevermore Academy. Netflix @netflix Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series! Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy 08:00 PM - 17 Feb 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Netflix / Via Twitter: @netflix Jenna is no stranger to Netflix and appeared in the thrilling series You, where she played Ellie. View this photo on Instagram @jennaortega / Via instagram.com She was also seen in Yes Day alongside Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramírez. Matt Kennedy / © Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection While no official release date has been announced, I can't wait to see where the supernatural show will take viewers. I mean, who didn't love Wednesday Addams growing up? I know I did. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com Are you excited for Wednesday? Let us know what you think in the comments!