Wednesday Addams Netflix Series: All Good Or All Hype?

Wednesday Addams Netflix Series: All Good Or All Hype?

Is Wednesday Addams on Netflix? It sure is—soon! Once again, Tim Burton’s directing prowess will be evident as Wednesday Addams is released on Netflix this fall. No exact date yet has been given although many fans speculate that around Halloween would be an appropriate time. 

The acclaimed director is known for his passion for gothic horror and fantasy films. These films include Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Dark Shadows, (2012), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and the film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016). 

Wednesday Addams Trailer Reactions Online

After Netflix released the Wednesday Addams official trailer, horror fans’ reactions swarmed the internet. And if Twitter is any indication, this Jenna Ortega starring role will be a surefire hit. Some of their reactions to swooning over the actress were as follows: 

“Casting Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams was THE right move.”– @rachegrayy

“The new Wednesday Addams looks so good! We continue to stand Jenna Ortega!”– @slayerfestx98

“jenna ortega’s contribution to the horror genre in 2022 alone is insane”– @slshers

“Jenna Ortega single handedly saved netflix with wednesday”– @falcxns

“JENNA ORTEGA THE OWNER OF HORROR GENRE.”– @ortegarchive

“art definition: jenna ortega as wednesday, yes i got goosebumps in here.”– @dreamofupaulson

“jenna ortega doing X, scream, the fallout and Wednesday in a single year.”– @SLASHERDANCE

“JENNA ORTEGA WORLD DOMINATION”– @finalortega

The School Terrorism Argument

All these fans were obviously raving about this thriller of a trailer. However, somebody wasn’t as hyped up about it. Grace Randolph wasn’t entirely happy about it and she let everyone know her take on it on her YouTube channel (Beyond the Trailer). She said that school terrorism is school terrorism so she couldn’t believe the first part of the trailer. 

The host found it absolutely shocking that someone came up with that scene and that pitch was actually approved and made it to that scene. Randolph that these things have to go through lots of various hoops on so many levels. From writing and finalizing the scripts to filming, and post-production. 

This YouTuber was talking about that scene in school where Wednesday could be seen confronting her brother’s bullies who were in the swimming pool. One of them shooed her away and said ‘freaks’ weren’t allowed in there. Wednesday quipped back saying that she was the only one allowed to torture her brother. Then she held up two big plastic bags full of piranhas and dropped them in the water. 

The boys frantically swam for their lives to get away, except for the smarta*s pr*ck Wednesday was talking to. Those piranhas obviously got him as blood quickly stained the clear waters.  Wednesday had no regrets whatsoever and even said getting expelled from that school was a ‘bonus’. 

A Walk Down Memory Lane With The Addams Family Movies

Before Jenna Ortega made a buzz on social media, Christina Ricci made a fantastic job at playing Wednesday’s role back in 1991 during the filming of The Addams Family when she was ten years old, and once again in 1993 in the Addams Family Values. 

Ricci is back to play an important role in the Addams Family although the showrunners have not yet revealed who she will be as a surprise for her fans. Rumor has it she will breathe life into a completely new character that is just as memorable as her previous starring role. 

Her arrival in the new Netflix series came after fans clamored for her to be in the show. Thus, expect her to be there in all eight episodes!

Why Is She Called Wednesday Addams?

Wednesday Addams is a fictional character that was created by Charles Addams, an American cartoonist for his comic strip, The Addams Family. When these characters were adapted for the 1964 TV series, Charles gave her the name “Wednesday.” This was based on the nursery rhyme line which goes, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.” The name’s idea was given by Joan Blake, an acquaintance of Addams who happened to be a poet and actress. 

The original character of Wednesday Addams was played by Lisa Loring (born as Lisa Ann DeCinces; February 16, 1958). She is an American actress and was best known for playing the role of Wednesday at the tender age of six in the 1964-1966 TV sitcom, The Addams Family. 

What Are Wednesday Addams Powers?

In the upcoming series, Wednesday is a student at Nevermore Academy who attempts to harness her emerging psychic ability. She wants to thwart a monstrous killing spree, as well as solve a supernatural mystery from her family’s history. Uncle Fester supposedly generates electricity and magnetism, and their Grandmama makes potions and flies on her broom. Pugsley can hang from tree branches using his teeth, although they weren’t actually shown, just mentioned on the show. 

Some say her mother Morticia may be seen as a witch. However, there’s no real evidence that her mom is a vampire. It’s just that her black ensemble and pale features give her that strong vibe, which some fans find quite adorable.