As Tim Burton was approached by Netflix to reboot Addam’s Family, he’s been trying to find viable actors to fill the role of certain characters, and he’s found one of the most important characters in Jenny Ortega.
Ortega, famed for her work in Jane The Virgin, will be portraying Wednesday in the Addam’s Family. She will be playing an older version of the character, who is studying in Nevermore Academy, trying to control her abilities.
The series itself will be titled Wednesday. According to Deadline, the character’s arc is already defined, as she “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.“
Other characters are yet to show up and work their magic in their series. Ortega is known for her roles in Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle & Ellie Alves from Netflix’s You. As she’s starred in many horror flicks such as Insidious: Chapter 2 & upcoming slasher Scream 5 from the Scream franchise, she’s becoming a huge name in the horror genre as well.
With Ortega’s recruitment, speculations are high for other members of the family as well. As Tim Burton has a strong relationship with Johnny Depp, many fans of the series are hoping to see him as Gomez from the family, and other actors who are in line for the role are Rami Malek and Oscar Isaac.