“New chapter,” she wrote in the caption. “Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice.” No word yet on when the show will drop, but we’re guessing that, like this casting announcement, it’ll be on a Wednesday. Jenna Ortega will star as Wednesday Addams in a new Netflix show centered on the Addams Family’s goth daughter. Oh, and she’s also a student at Nevermore Academy, so she’s gotta deal with all the tangled politics of school relationships, too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jenna Ortega (@jennaortega)


Tim Burton Is Sending Wednesday Addams to School

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Snap, snap. The live-action show will also serve as the directorial TV debut for Tim Burton, who is also set to executive produce. The eight-episode series, simply titled Wednesday, will follow Addams as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, stop a killing spree, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago. Ortega (who you may remember as Young Jane Villanueva on Jane the Virgin) posted a picture of herself with a script on Instagram.