Tim Burton rebooting The Addams Family as his first ever live-action TV series – but with a major shake-up10/23/2020
TIM Burton is rebooting The Addams Family as his first ever live-action TV series – but with a major shake-up.
The acclaimed director of Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fame is set to direct and executive produce all episodes, according to Deadline.
Meanwhile, the series will be written by Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.
However the reboot would see a major change as it is claimed it will be set in 2020 and told from the perspective of the family's teenage daughter Wednesday Addams.
The Addams Family was first created by Charles Addams in 1938 as a series of single cartoons and published in The New Yorker Magazine.
They were turned into a television series for 1964 sitcom starring John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as Morticia.
Then in 1991 the hit movie version starring Angelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci was released, followed by a sequel in 1993.
The most recent version of The Addams Family was the 2019 animated movie with Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac among the voice cast.
While the series will be his live-action TV show, Tim did executive produce the animated series of Beetlejuice, which aired from 1989-1991.
Deadline also reports that a number of networks bidding for the new series, with Netflix reportedly the frontrunner.
Fans of Tim's work and The Addams Family were thrilled by the news, with one writing on Twitter: "Omg omg omg I just read Tim Burton is in talks to do a live action Addams family TV show!!!…I've been waiting on this my whole life!!!!"
Another added: "Addams Family directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as Gomez Addams, will be the best thing since the discovery of grilled cheese."
A third tweeted: "This better involve Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter as Gomez and Morticia. I need another golden trio production desperately! Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter AND The Addams Family would be the perfect match!"
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