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Christina Ricci to appear in Netflix’s Addams Family series ‘Wednesday’

Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values, will be joining Tim Burton’s Netflix series, titled ‘Wednesday.’  Exact details of Ricci’s role are unknown.

Jenna Ortega, who recently starred in the A24 slasher film X and Scream 5, is set to play the eponymous Wednesday Addams in the series.  The series is set to be a coming-of-age story, centering on Ortega’s Wednesday as she makes her way through Nevermore Academy, working on solving mysteries during her time in the school. Also joining the project are Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams.

Reports note that Ricci would not be playing her previous role as Wednesday in any capacity, instead, she will be playing a new role similar to the role that Thora Birch had held on the series (Birch has since dropped out of the project for personal reasons).  Birch was set to play Wednesday’s dorm mother at the remote and spooky Nevermore Academy; Ricci’s character will be similar, though not exactly the same.

Season 1 of ‘Wednesday‘ will consist of eight episodes and will stream exclusively on Netflix. A premiere date has not been announced as of press time.

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