The middle of the week has never been so special — or sadistic. Netflix's newest coming-of-age series Wednesday, from the twisted mind of Tim Burton and based on the character of Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, has finally arrived.
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The new horror fantasy tale follows Wednesday Addams as a student at the fictional yet ever-spooky Nevermore Academy, a private boarding school populated with teenage Outcasts from all walks of life. It's while at school that Wednesday steps into her own, mastering her emerging psychic ability, solving supernatural mystery after supernatural mystery, and untangling herself from the social spider web of Nevermore. The relationships Wednesday makes at the school are complicated, to say the very least, yet some of the most important relationships she'll ever make.
The cast of Wednesday is a mixture of rising stars portraying her Nevermore classmates, younger stars catching their big break, and veteran actors stepping into larger-than-life, beloved, and TBH, iconic roles. Wednesday's cast members are what make the teenage storm cloud's story so captivating, drawing you into a familiar yet brand new world with terrifying ease. Don't you just love the feeling of goosebumps?
Below, meet the hauntingly talented cast of Wednesday and learn more about the characters they portray.
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega takes on the titular role of the series, breathing new life into an iconic character. Wednesday Addams is the notoriously gothic, death-obsessed daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams. Jenna's 2022 version of Wednesday is the first time the character will be depicted as a teenager and as a Latina. In her episode of Teen Vogue Character Study, Jenna revealed just how eerily perfect she was the role — she's been “compared to Wednesday” all of her life. “Because I’m very dry and I don’t think people can tell when I’m being serious or when I’m being sarcastic," said Jenna.