Netflix’s take on Wednesday Addams is the ultimate transfer student in series’ new trailer
Although Wednesday, the new Netflix comedy from filmmaker Tim Burton, is best known for its misanthropic main character, Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter has always been a social butterfly, as the first trailer for Wednesday shows. Even while the people Wednesday Addams chooses to favour with her presence may not share her sense of fun, that doesn’t mean she isn’t trying her best to, you know, connect with them.
The first trailer for Wednesday introduces its perspective on Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) as she is being expelled from yet another one of her “normal” schools for terrorising her classmates. Neither her father (Luis Guzman) nor mother (Catherine Zeta-Jones) are particularly surprised to hear this news. Although Wednesday’s parents are aware that she is merely acting naturally and defending her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez), they are also aware that if their daughter is ever going to receive a quality education, she will require a school that can accommodate her particular needs.
The Nevermore Academy, a peculiar school overseen by Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie), is clearly a much better fit for Wednesday given its classes’ emphasis on lethal duels and strange monsters from the trailer. When Wednesday premieres on Netflix this autumn, it will be harder to predict whether the remaining students at Nevermore will be prepared for the chaos that its newest pupil will bring to the campus.