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Wednesday teaser: Thing makes its first appearance in the live-action Addams Family series

Netflix unveiled the 27-second teaser ahead of Geeked Week next week.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 02.47 AM, Jun 02, 2022

Wednesday teaser: Thing makes its first appearance in the live-action Addams Family series
Thing/Wednesday Netflix

Thing, the disembodied hand featured in Tim Burton's live-action Addams Family series for Netflix, is making his first appearance. "Enjoy this marketing ploy," Netflix captioned the 27-second teaser released on social media on Wednesday ahead of Geeked Week next week.

Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams during her years at Nevermore Academy in this coming-of-age comedy written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and directed by Burton. It's classified as a sleuthing mystery with supernatural elements. Wednesday tries to master her developing psychic gift, stop a monstrous killing spree terrorising the local community, and uncover the otherworldly mystery that engulfed her parents 25 years ago, all while navigating her new and convoluted connections at Nevermore.

Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Georgie Farmer, Naomi Ogawa, and Moosa Mostafa star alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White.

Wednesday is executive produced by Burton, Gough, and Millar, who also act as showrunners. Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman are among the executive producers. The studio is MGM Television.

Teddy Biaselli, Netflix's Director of Original Series, described the character on Wednesday as "the ultimate lone wolf." He said that they were struck in the heart like an arrow from a crossbow when they first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar's pitch for Wednesday. He also said that the makers captured the tone, the spirit, and the characters but provided a novel entry into this story. They then received word that visionary director and lifetime Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to helm this series for the first time on television.

Tim is known for delivering inspiring stories about societal outcasts such as Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz, and Batman. And now he's bringing his singular perspective to Wednesday and her spooky Nevermore Academy classmates.