Netflix's 'Wednesday' Trailer Introduces the Magic, Murder, and Mystery of Nevermore Academy

'I think I'm going to love it here,' says Jenna Ortega's titular character.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

From left to right: Luis Guzmán, Jenna Ortega, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Wednesday'


Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) has been to eight schools in five years at the start of Netflix's forthcoming new Addams Family series, aptly titled Wednesday. But, as you can see from the new trailer below, she's not worried about fitting in and making friends, nor getting kicked out of any of them.

The trailer introduces Wednesday walking calmly through the brightly-lit halls of Nancy Reagan High School (and yes, it comes complete with a bust of the former First Lady), making her way to the pool, where she warns a classmate that no one can pick on her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez) but her — before dropping piranhas into the water.

Needless to say, she gets expelled once again, which sets her on her — and the show's — true journey: Seeing her adjust to life as a student at Nevermore Academy. 

"It's a magical place," her father Gomez (Luis Guzmán) says.

"Finally you will be among peers who understand you," her mother Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) adds.

At Nevermore, Wednesday will have to learn to control her psychic ability, as well as stop a monstrous killing spree that is terrorizing the town, and solve a murder mystery that her parents were caught up in decades earlier. Plus, there's the usual teenage drama, including "making a stab at being social."

"I do like stabbing," Wednesday says.

But it is the "mystery, murder, and mayhem" that makes Wednesday declare that she thinks she's "going to love it here."

Wednesday also stars Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, and Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar serve as showrunners, while Tim Burton executive produces and directs. Other executive producers are Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman for 1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi for Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.

Wednesday will debut on Netflix in the fall of 2022, but the specific premiere date is still to be announced.