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The Addams Family's favorite child goes solo in Wednesday teaser trailer (sorry Pugsly)

Charles Addams' iconic comic strip continues to live on in Netflix's Wednesday
A young girl with dark pigtails snapping her fingers, while a disembodied hand sits on her shoulder - also snapping its fingers.
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The Addams Family's favorite child (sorry Pugsley) returns to star in her own TV series this fall titled Wednesday. And we have a first look, courtesy of Netflix:

Since the series will be exploring more of Wednesday Addams' life than ever before, it's also adding to the mythos by having her attend a boarding school called Nevermore Academy. And as things tend to happen at fictional boarding school, she gets super powers AND there's a murder mystery.

Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in this reinterpretation of Charles Addams' classic comic strip series which became a mainstream hit with a TV show, movies, cartoons, and even a Broadway musical.

'Where do I know this actor from?' you might be saying right now, so let us help. Jenna Ortega played the young Jane from CW's Jane the Virgin, and later played Harley in Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle. If you're a MCU stan, she also played the daughter of US Vice President Rodriguez (played by the late, great Miguel Ferrer) in Iron Man 3.

Ortega is joined on Wednesday by Catherine Zeta-Jones (as Morticia), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley), VIctor Dorobantu (Thing), George Burcea (Lurch), and Luis Guzman (Gomez).

This adaptation is headed up by Tim Burton, along with Smallvile alums Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

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Chris Arrant is the Popverse's Editor-in-Chief. He has written about pop culture for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, Newsarama, TOKYOPOP, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. (He/him)

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