Luis Guzman to play "Gomez Addams" in Netflix show Wednesday.

Luis Guzman to play “Gomez Addams” in Netflix show Wednesday

Tim Burton’s show “Wednesday” is coming to Netflix. Jenna Ortega will play “Wednesday Addams” in the show. It is one of the biggest Netflix projects. Tim Burton is a highly respected Hollywood director famous for his fantasy/horror movies. It is going to be his first project with Netflix. Netflix originals are getting a lot of positive reviews from the audience. But, it is the first time for the streaming service that a big director’s project is coming to the streaming platform.

The show is focused more on Wednesday and her adventures at Nevermore Academy. According to Netflix, the show’s synopsis is;

“Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships.”

Luis Guzman to play "Gomez Addams" in Netflix show Wednesday.

Who is going to play Gomez Addams?

There were rumors that Johnny Depp will play the role in the series. Both Johnny and Tim Burton have worked on many projects together. These projects include Edward Scissorhands, Deeply Hallows, and Drak shadows. Fans expected that Johnny Depp might be making an appearance in the show. But, because of his recent situation, it seems like he is taking a break from acting. Johnny Depp is often criticized for his reputation and acting methods. He said this during an interview;

“Most of the times we’ve worked together he’s had to go into great big battles to get them to hire me, I feel so lucky to be along for the ride, more than a couple few times.”

But, it seems like Luis Guzman will play the role of “Gomez Addams”. It’s official now. It seems like Johnny Depp was not interested to play the role. However, Luis Guzman is also a good choice for the role.

Luis Guzman also played the role of Gomez Addams in the 2019 animated movie. Chloë Grace Moretz played the role of Wednesday Addams in the animated movie. Jenna Ortega is going to play Wednesday Addams in the new series.

Jenna Ortega to Play Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton, Netflix Series |  IndieWire

Netflix Wednesday Release date

There are going to be a total of eight episodes in the series. All of the episodes are going to be directed by Tim Burton. He is also the executive producer of the show alongside Al Gough and Miles Miller. However, the series is still in the production stage yet. There is no news about the release date of the series yet. It might release in 2022.

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.