Finger Snap: “Merlina” was renewed

merlina and fingers, clicking, happy in their own way…

“Merlina”, a series that rescues the gloomy and comical universe of “Los locos Addams” to narrate the passage through high school of the macabre teenager of the title, now played by Jenna Ortega, was renewed for a second season after the enormous success that It reached Netflix, where after its premiere last November it became one of the most watched strips on the platform.

“It has been incredible to create a series that was able to connect with people from all over the world. We are very excited to continue the tortuous journey of Merlina towards season 2, we want to dive into another season to explore the weird and scary world of Nunca Más. Just make sure that Merlina has not emptied the pool before, ”they said in statements to the press Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, both showrunners and executive producers of the series along with renowned filmmaker Tim Burton.

It is that this version, adapted from the comics published by Charles Addams in The New Yorker magazine during the 30s, focused on the daughter of the couple made up of Homer (Luis Guzmán) and Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) with a proposal that questioned a whole generation of adolescents -and not so much- through a contemporary and centennial aesthetic that aroused fanaticism and even “challenges” on social networks to replicate everything from the clothing to the dance steps of the young protagonist.

Ortega, who came from working on strips such as “Jane the Virgin” and “You”, managed to differentiate her character from the one who for decades had been univocally immortalized in popular culture by Christina Ricci (in the 1991 and 1993 films). , giving it a style that preserves, in its own way, the cynicism and darkness of the original Merlina, but with a personality more in line with today’s youth culture, with its own codes and views on issues such as diversity or patriarchy.

In this story, Merlina is a girl who, like any teenager, struggles to find her own place in the world, although her rebellion and particular sense of justice lead her to take revenge on her brother’s abusers, Pericles, by throwing piranhas into the pool. swimming.

With this episode as a corollary to a series of “bad” behaviors, the Addams heiress is sent to Nunca Más Academy, which houses other students who are also rejected by the traditional academic system: mermaids, werewolves (and women) , vampires, and all manner of fringe teens are welcome at the school, headed by Principal Larissa Weems.

Soon, the academy becomes a scenario as dangerous as discovery, when Merlina begins to develop a gift that allows her to have visions of the future and the past at the same time that a wave of murders is unleashed that terrorizes the neighboring town, which seems to having dark and supernatural ties to his own parents, also former students of the college more than two decades ago.

Finger Snap: “Merlina” was renewed