Skip To Content

    Jenna Ortega Just Got Cast As Wednesday Addams, And It's Pretty Much The Perfect Fit

    Welcome to the Addams family.

    Jenna Ortega just got some pretty amazing casting news.

    Jenna Ortega at an event
    Jeremy Chan / Getty Images

    She's officially going to portray the iconic Wednesday Addams in Netflix's upcoming live-action series.

    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*"

    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.

    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.

    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

    Netflix / Via Twitter: @netflix

    Jenna is no stranger to Netflix and appeared in the thrilling series You, where she played Ellie.

    She was also seen in Yes Day alongside Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramírez.

    Julian Lerner and Jenna Ortega in Yes Day
    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.

    Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com

    Are you excited for Wednesday? Let us know what you think in the comments!

    TV and Movies

    Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

    Newsletter signup form