“Wednesday,” The Latest Tim Burton Sensation
If you don't recognize the name Tim Burton, you have definitely been living under a rock. Tim Burton is one of the most well-known filmmakers in the world, and his distinct Gothic style and horror films have won him fans worldwide. He is most known for his unique films Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, and Corpse Bride. And most recently he has taken the role of a series director in the new series “Wednesday”, on Netflix, which is also co-directed by Millar and Al Gough. The series is a spinoff of the movie “Addams Family”, which is a look into Tim Burton's head, attracting fans of both Burton's art and the legendary Addams Family characters. The series centers on the eponymous deadpan daughter Wednesday Addams, daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams. The new sensation has set the record for the most hours watched in a week for an English-language series on the streaming service, receiving praise from both audiences and critics, including lifelong fans of the eerie, quirky, enigmatic, spooky, and loud admirers of lead star Jenna Ortega.
Wednesday was co-created by Millar, Al Gough, and Burton himself. Who, which jumped at the chance to direct and produce Wednesday, a modern adaptation of The Addams Family. Burton's role on Wednesday follows a decades-long association with the Addams Family universe. When offered the option to direct The Addams Family film in 1991, Burton declined, instead preferring, Burton went on to go on direct and produce multiple a number of other notable 1990s films. Prior to Wednesday, Burton had planned to make a stop-motion version of The Addams Family in 2010, but it never materialized.
Wednesday Addams was initially featured in comics by New Yorker artist Charles Addams in 1938. Although the characters in the comic initially had definite names and fixed designs, Addams decided on names, personalities, and looks for each character when adapting his comic for television as The Addams Family in 1964. Wednesday Addams, the family's daughter, was most likely named after a nursery rhyme with the phrase "Wednesday's child is full of woe." The poem, which gives children personalities based on the day they were born, dates back to at least 1838. The television character, like the rest of her family, was unusually morbid and chilly, with a fondness for slicing off the heads of dolls.
Since its release date on November 23rd, Wednesday has been a smash hit with audiences, rocketing to the top of Netflix's charts in various countries. According to the directors, Wednesday is different from previous Addams Family adaptations. because it will not only focus on the daughter character but will also be filtered through the imagination of a visionary mind in the domain of fantasy and fantasy-horror. Leaving the Addams Family traditions behind and delving further into the imaginative mind of a creator who has directed unique and fascinating works. The series follows Wednesday Addams and her strange family as she is hauled off to a new boarding school named Nevermore, in the little town of Jericho, after a deadly incident in her previous school. Where she has both friends and many enemies. She must navigate new and complicated relationships, master her developing psychic gift, and stop a terrible murdering romp that has terrorized the local high school. As if that weren't enough, Wednesday also has to uncover the otherworldly mystery that engulfed her parents 25 years ago. The series has a total of 8 episodes about 40-50 minutes long, the series leaves viewers on cliffhangers in every episode, uncovering more and more the dark truths of her family’s opaque past.
In conclusion, it is evident that the new series has had huge success in only the first few weeks it premiered. Given its success, Netflix has already confirmed the 2nd season. Much is still to be expected in the upcoming season, as the continuation of the spin-off of Addams Family.