Tim Burton He grew up watching the cartoons of Charles Addams, the creator of this ghostly saga, which he published week after week in the magazine The New Yorker. They were black and white cartoons with a certain macabre content. According to Burton, this has been the trigger and primary reason for agreeing to be the master of ceremonies that orchestrates the return of Wednesday to Netflix (since November 23), as he was already inspired by the Addams as a child and, somehow, it can be felt in the style of gloomy fantasy that surrounds all his fictions, from Nightmare Before Christmas until Edward Scissorhands.
Now it is the turn of Wednesdaythe series about the young woman in the family played by Jenna Ortega, the 20-year-old actress of Mexican origin and that he has not put aside the supernatural genre since he began his prolific career, participating in the saga screamthe film about macabre murders X or the feature film The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
Series about high schools and adolescence take over Netflix, perhaps it is the genre of which we find the most examples on the platform after true-crime documentaries. Now it is the turn of a very different series but one that once again immerses us in an educational center, it is not Las Encinas de EliteWednesday Addams attends the Nevermore Academy.
Perhaps it would have been interesting if the teenager from the most spooky family in fiction had attended a sunny high school interacting with popular young people as happened in the second installment of the feature film in Camp Chippewa, but what Tim Burton has given her is a Institute of teenagers like her: werewolves, vampires, mermaids and gorgons, under the baton of director Larissa Weems, played by Gwendoline Christie, who gave life to brienne tarth in Game of Thrones.
Nevermore Academy may become a new hogwarts for young people with special faculties, there Wednesday Addams will meet Bianca Barclay, played by Joy Sunday (First year of university’) that will give life to a model student and mermaid (with legs), champion of the Poe Cup, the equivalent of Quidditch but in honor of one of the supposed gifted students who passed through those classrooms at the beginning of the last century, the writer and teacher of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
Yoko Tanaka is another of the students of this center, with an adolescent appearance and has been alive for 300 years, played by Naomi J Ogawa, who is not surprised by the supernatural genre since he debuted two years ago with the film Skylines about a virus that turns humans into aliens.
The challenge of any adolescent in his new institute would be little for Wednesday, integrating and making friends is not his goal. Young Addams must know how to channel her powers, which we have not seen in previous installments of this saga, but the truth is that she has psychic abilities capable of turning her wishes into orders, Nevermore Academy is for that .
Also, Wednesday will investigate a strange murder What happened when her parents studied there and what stained her reputation, a mystery that has endured from generation to generation and that becomes a challenge for the young woman.
One of the most anticipated cameos is that of Christina Ricciwho gave life to the character of Wednesday Addams in the two 90s films, now returns to this installment at the hands of Tim Burton, with whom he also had a common job in sleepy hollow beside Johnny Depp in 1999. Ricci plays the Professor Marilyn Thornhill.
Will she be one of the members of the secret society that conspires to do evil within the school? Does Ricci have something to do with the murderous monster that is sowing terror among the students?
The cast of this new piece of the Addams saga is also added Catherine Zeta-Jones retaking the role that bequeathed him Angelica Houston, Giving life to a current Morticia who will try to meet the needs of her daughter as any mother would do in the first days of her offspring’s institute.