Wednesday Season 1: Meet The Casts of This Series
The world of The Addams Family expands (and grows eerier) when Wednesday debuts on — you guessed it — Wednesday, Nov. 23.
The series’ eldest child, played by Gen Z horror standout Jenna Ortega, has left her family’s creepy mansion for the halls of Nevermore Academy, a school with its own occult secrets (the first four episodes are directed by executive producer Tim Burton).
Wednesday’s Weird Uncle Fester Was Fred Armisen’s Favorite Job Nov 25.
Teenage Wednesday encounters a panoply of people from the otherworldly world at her new academic hangout. Consider werewolves, sirens, psychics, vampires, and a host of other nocturnal critters.
But don’t worry. Your comprehensive guide to Wednesday’s normies and outcasts, as described by the actors as well as co-showrunners and executive producers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, is ready and waiting for you.
So adjust your pigtails and jump in like piranhas that are swimming-hungry. The muddy water is exactly how Wednesday likes it! Wednesday Addams is portrayed by Jenna Ortega.
Wednesday: Jenna Ortega
Wednesday Addams in Wednesday, played by Jenna Ortega.
Teenage girl Wednesday is a member of the ghastly Addams Family. She is renowned for her twisted interests and deadpan sense of humor, which in the past have included torturing her younger brother.
In this series, we watch her transfer to a boarding school and make an effort to apprehend an enigmatic killer terrorizing the students there.
Ortega became famous for her role as a teenage Jane the Virgin in the highly acclaimed comedy-drama Jane the Virgin, which starred Gina Rodriguez.
She has since won the hearts of horror fans thanks to her performances in The Babysitter: Killer Queen, X, and the Scream revival in 2022.
She has also provided the voice for the animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Elena of Avalor.
The most well-known portrayal of Wednesday over the years was provided by Christina Ricci, who will also be returning for this new series to play a brand-new character. Wednesday has also appeared in other variations.
Working with Ricci on the series was “very exciting,” Ortega remarked in an exclusive interview with RadioTimes.com.
It was undoubtedly a little nerve-wracking at first. It’s important to avoid giving her the impression that you are copying her performance in front of her. You want to establish your character as being wholly your own.
“I think we handled it extremely coolly since we never talked about it,” she continued. We simply talked about one another, got to know one another, and sort of disregarded it.
That was very reassuring, and I believe it was the right choice.
Jenna Ortega spoke on Wednesday about working with Tim Burton and Christina Ricci.
Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday Addams in the upcoming Netflix series Wednesday, talks to RadioTimes.com about sharing scenes with her predecessor and working with Tim Burton.
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems
- Riki Lindhome as Dr Valerie Kinbott
- Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
- Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
- Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
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Wednesday: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Morticia Addams is played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Morticia Adams is portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones in Wednesday episode 105.
Morticia Addams: Who is she? the family’s matriarch.
Zeta-Jones rose to fame thanks to her appearances in The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, Traffic, Chicago, The Terminal, and Ocean’s Twelve after beginning her acting career on The Darling Buds of May.
She has recently made appearances in the Dad’s Army feature film, Feud: Bette and Joan, and the crime drama Prodigal Son.
On Wednesday, Isaac Ordonez portrays Pugsley Addams, who is played by his brother. Netflix
Pugsley Addams: Who is he? The younger brother of Wednesday, who is frequently the target of her torturous experiments.
Ordonez is best recognized for playing Charles Wallace Double in the 2018 film A Wrinkle in Time.
Wednesday: Luis Guzmán
Playing Gomez Addams is Luis Guzmán
Wednesday’s episode 105 featured Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams.
The head of the family is S. Gomez.
The most well-known films that Guzman has worked on include Traffic, in which he co-starred with Catherine Zeta-Jones from Wednesday, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love.
His other notable works include the prison drama Oz, the medical drama Code Black, and a standout cameo in the sitcom Community.
Wednesday: Gwendoline Christie
As Larissa Weems, Gwendoline Christie appears.
Wednesday’s episode 104 featured Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems.
Wednesday attends Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for strange kids where Larissa serves as the principal. She also shares a lengthy connection with Morticia Addams, her mother.
Christie first gained notoriety as Brienne of Tarth, a noble warrior in the fantasy television series Game of Thrones. Later, she was cast as Captain Phasma, a member of the First Order, in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Other film and television credits include Top of the Lake: China Girl, The Personal History of David Copperfield, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. She most recently played Lucifer in Netflix’s live-action The Sandman adaption.
Wednesday: Fred Armisen
Uncle Fester is portrayed by Fred Armisen
Fester was Morticia’s uncle in the 1960s TV series, but in the 1990s movies, when he gained the ability to conduct electricity after being struck by lightning, he was reimagined as Gómez’s long-lost brother.
This later version seems to be the source of Wednesday’s Uncle Fester, who assists the title character throughout her investigation.
Armisen gained notoriety through the sketch program Saturday Night Live, which established him as a significant figure in the American comedy scene.
In popular sitcoms including 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, he has made appearances. In the next Super Mario Bros. animated film, he will play Cranky Kong.
Wednesday: Riki Lindhome
Valerie Kinbott is portrayed by Riki Lindhome.
Dr. Valerie Kinbott, who is she? A therapist named Valerie makes an effort to assist Wednesday once she enrolls at Nevermore.
In addition to being one half of the comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates, Lindhome is best known for his comedic roles in Gilmore Girls, The Big Bang Theory, and Enlightened.
She portrayed Donna in the murder mystery Knives Out and provided the voice of Poison Ivy in The Lego Batman Movie.
Wednesday: Emma Myers
Enid Sinclair is portrayed by Emma Myers
Due to their divergent personalities, Wednesday is made to share a room with Enid, which she finds challenging.
She appreciates expressiveness that is vivid, colorful, and joyful—not necessarily characteristics of a werewolf.
Both the spooky Lifetime Channel original movie Girl in the Basement and the joyful movie Christmas Romance Al Dente starred Myers.
Wednesday: Joy Sunday
Playing Bianca Barclay is Joy Sunday.
Another superhuman student attending Nevermore is Barclay. She possesses the power of a siren, which allows her to use her voice to entice others, usually to their demise.
Sunday has previously made appearances in the Netflix high school drama Dear White People and the comedy-drama Dog starring Channing Tatum.
Wednesday: Christina Ricci
Marilyn Thornhill is portrayed by Christina Ricci.
The Addams Family mythos now includes Marilyn, who seems to be a role model for the Nevermore students.
The casting of Ricci pays homage to the beginning of her acting career, when she portrayed Wednesday in The Addams Family and its sequel in 1991.
She then appeared in several other important movies, such as Sleepy Hollow, Monster, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
She played the title part in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, with Margot Robbie, and presently plays Misty in Yellowjackets on television.
Wednesday: Jamie McShane
Sheriff Donovan Galpin is portrayed by Jamie McShane.
Sheriff Galpin is a member of the neighborhood police force who has a negative opinion of the troubled Addams family.
McShane recently made an appearance in the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer, and he also played a supporting role in the renowned biography Mank from 2020.
Wednesday: Percy Hynes White
Playing Xavier Thorpe is Percy Hynes White.
Another Nevermore student Wednesday meets while attending the school is Xavier.
The X-Men spinoff The Gifted, Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone, and the crime thriller Murdoch Mysteries are where White is most recognized for his television work.
Wednesday: Victor Dorobantu
Playing Thing is Victor Dorobantu.
Thing is a robotic hand that does a variety of tasks for the household.
Dorobantu will make his TV debut on Wednesday.
Wednesday: George Burcea
Playing Lurch is George Burcea.
The household’s aide.
Burcea has previously appeared in Dawn of Night and Comrade Detective.
Wednesday: Naomi J Ogawa
Playing Yoko Tanaka is Naomi J Ogawa.
A vampire who studies alongside Wednesday Addams at Nevermore Academy.
Ogawa appeared in the movie Skylines as well.
Wednesday: Moosa Mostafa
Eugene Otinger is portrayed by Moosa Mostafa.
In Wednesday episode 104, Moosa Mostafa plays Eugene Otinger and Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams.
A student with the ability to manipulate bees who studies at the same Nevermore Academy as Wednesday Addams.
Additionally, Mostafa made appearances in The Last Bus and the movie Nativity Rocks!
Wednesdaay: Hunter Doohan
Playing Tyler Galpin is Hunter Doohan.
Sheriff Donovan’s son Tyler is friends with Wednesday. The coffee shop is where he also works.
Additionally, Doohan has appeared in the television shows Your Honour and Truth Be Told.
Wednesday is currently accessible on Netflix. Netflix memberships start at £6.99 per month. Virgin Media Stream and Sky Glass both provide Netflix.
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