‘Wednesday’ trailer reveals Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester

‘Wednesday’ trailer reveals Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester

Wednesday Addams is searching for a homicidal beast.

Samantha Highfill

Secret societies, hidden libraries, and a homicidal monster. High school is your home! Or perhaps, Welcome to Nevermore Academy.

Netflix dropped the official trailer for its upcoming Addams family series, Wednesday, during its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, and in it, fans get a glimpse at the dark, twisted teen world of Wednesday (Jenna Ortega).

The series follows Wednesday as she heads to the boarding school where her parents (played by Luiz Guzman and Catherine Zeta-Jones) first met and — spoiler alert — she isn’t exactly thrilled to be there. She says that “there’s just something wrong with this place.” It’s not just a school. Things get even more interesting when she discovers there’s a mystery worth solving (and a homicidal beast on the loose).

The trailer also reveals a new member of the cast: Fred Armisen is nearly unrecognizable as Wednesday’s beloved Uncle Fester.


Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester in ‘Wednesday’

| Credit: Vlad Cioplea/Netflix

If only she didn’t have to deal with her color-loving roommate, Enid (Emma Myers). As co-creator Alfred Gough previously told EW of the roommates’ relationship, “Wednesday goes to boarding school and she’s rooming with a girl who’s really the opposite of her. Enid loves color, loves kpop, is friendly, bright, and bubbly. Although Enid is a counterpoint for Wednesday, I think their relationship throughout the seasons is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the show. “

Gough created the series alongside Miles Millar, with four of the season’s eight episodes directed by Tim Burton. And for Addams Family diehards, there’s another exciting member of the family in the show: Christina Ricci, who previously played Wednesday in movies and is shown in the trailer to play Ms. Thornhill, one of the teachers at Nevermore.

Despite Ricci’s presence, Ortega told EW during a stop in our Comic Con studio (see video above) that she did not have a Wednesday-to-Wednesday discussion about playing the character. “I think that she didn’t find that speaking about her position and what she did — also 30 years ago at 11 years old — would benefit me in any way and I don’t think it would have either,” Ortega shared. It’s a different character, but it’s very different realities. “

So Wednesday will take on all that Nevermore has to offer, from explosions and werewolves, to her favorite, death. She’ll begin to unravel a mystery. She says that she will not stop until she uncovers the truth. ”

Watch our interview with the cast above and the full trailer below:

Wednesday premieres Nov. 23 on Netflix.

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