Netflix’s “Wednesday” Launches Nevermore Academy Experience Ahead of Release Date

Welcome to the Outcast class of 2027.
Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay Moosa Mostafa as Eugene...

Have you ever felt like you don't belong? Like a Wednesday Addams in a world full of Barbies? A bit odd, too different to describe? Well then, we've got some good news: there's a very special place for you.

The prestigious and spooky Nevermore Academy is now accepting applications from outcasts from every walk — or lurch — of life. The gothic school is featured in Wednesday, the upcoming live-action Netflix series from the twisted imagination of Tim Burton. The show, which premieres this fall on the streamer, follows Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family as she embarks on her own uniquely terrifying coming-of-age journey.

In the series, Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega) sets out to solve a decades-old supernatural mystery, stop a monstrous killing spree on the normies, master her emerging psychic ability, and navigate a social life at her new school Nevermore Academy, the place her mother and father first met. And now, you are officially invited to apply to join the antiheroine in the Outcast Class of 2027. 

According to the gothic school's recruitment website,, Nevermore Academy's origin story begins in 1791 after being founded to “provide an educational haven” for Outcasts with supernatural gifts.

“Named in honor of its most famous graduate, Edgar Allan Poe, the boarding school is home to werewolves, vampires, sirens, gorgons, and a spectrum of other students with uniquely chilling gifts,” reads the academy's founding story. “Nestled in the secluded woods of New England, the school grounds are just a brisk 25-minute walk away from the picturesque town of Jericho, one of the original Pilgrim settlements.”

The academy's recruitment website is darkly curious and enticing, even featuring a lovely video message from Nevermore's principal, Larissa Weems, and current attending students. The video showcases the very best that Nevermore has to offer, including extracurricular activities like painting and archery and elite classes on werewolf reproduction and Gorgon anatomy.


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“For centuries notable alumni have roamed these majestic halls, from the master of macabre Edgar Allen Poe, to personal heroes like Ignatius Itt,” says current student Eugene Otinger. “And of course, Morticia and Gomez Addams.”

As you explore the interactive recruitment site, you'll find testimonials from alumni like Morticia herself ("Nevermore holds a special place in my black heart."), messages from current students Bianca Barclay, Yoko Tanaka, and Wednesday, a welcoming statement from Principal Weems, and more information about school events like Parents Day, the Poe Cup boat race, and Outreach Day to connect with your normie neighbors.

Finally, the application asks a set of seven precise questions to determine whether you'd be a good misfit for Nevermore Academy. But don't fret: Vampires, gorgons, werewolves, sirens, and more are all welcome at Nevermore. Take the short quiz and apply here, and make sure to answer as truthfully as possible — your Outcast future depends on it. The admissions office of Nevermore is expected to deliver notification of their decisions in the coming weeks. The most dastardly decisions take time, of course. 

Nevermore Academy's immersive recruitment site may be fictional, but there's no denying it's fun. While you await your acceptance letter, get acquainted with some of your future peers below! Pictured in the following exclusive images shared with Teen Vogue are Yoko Tanaka (portrayed by Naomi j Ogawa), Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday), Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White), Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers), Ajax Petropolus (Georgie Farmer), and Eugene Otinger (Moosa Mostafa).

Daydreaming about your blue-and-black striped uniform already? Patience, young spider. Nevermore might just be the place you've always belonged. Dive into the Nevermore Academy experience and check out the show's cast below. Wednesday premieres this fall on Netflix.

Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka in Wednesday


Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in Wednesday


Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, and Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in Wednesday


Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair in Wednesday


Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus and Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in Wednesday


Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger in Wednesday


Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus in Wednesday


Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka and Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in Wednesday


Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in Wednesday