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Wednesday Teaser Reveals Our First Look at Jenna Ortega in Pigtails: Watch

The spooky Netflix series is directed by Tim Burton

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    Wednesday came a little early this week — at least, our first glimpse of Jenna Ortega as the gloomy Addams daughter is now available. To kick off Netflix Geeked Week, a new teaser for the upcoming Netflix series revealed a taste of what to expect from Tim Burton’s new take on the iconic character first portrayed on screen by Christina Ricci — specifically, pigtails, a crisp collar, and a best friend in the form of a severed hand.

    Wednesday marks Burton’s first big television project as a director. As a reminder, Burton didn’t direct the original Addams Family films — that was Barry Sonnenfeld — however, the gothic qualities of Sonnenfeld’s take on the characters created by Charles Addams is certainly right in line with Burton’s well-established aesthetic, and based only on this teaser, there’s a good chance that beloved ooky spooky tone will carry through.

    Wednesday also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones (as freaking Morticia Addams, great work everybody), Luis Guzmán, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci (in an unspecified role), and will feature a young adult Wednesday navigating that most terrifying of places: high school. The official plot description is below, courtesy of Netflix:

    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.

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    No release date has yet been set for Wednesday, but the smart money’s on sometime close to Halloween 2022. Check out this first teaser below.

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