Netflix has released a featurette that highlights the synergy between Tim Burton, the director of ‘Wednesday’, and the mystery series itself.
In the clip, Burton says: “The Addams Family is symbolic of how I feel about families. I think all families are strange.”
He added that he particularly loves the character of Wednesday. “She shares my worldview on things and that was fun to explore.”
Burton is known for creating gothic fantasy films; ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, and ‘Corpse Bride’ to name a few.
Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday Addams in the series, also discussed working with the director.
“Tim is one of the most detail-oriented directors I’ve ever worked with. About framing, and what lenses we would use because he liked when they were wide and a bit disoriented.”
Miles Millar, showrunner and executive producer of the series, called Burton and Wednesday Addams “a match made in heaven”.
The official synopsis for the film reads:
“The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
It is set to release on November 23.