New ‘Wednesday’ Trailer Reveals Fred Armisen As Uncle Fester

Tim Burton’s upcoming Wednesday series on Netflix doesn’t seem like the project to shroud things in secrecy. And yet there has been one glaring mystery. With Jenna Ortega playing the Addams Family’s macabre daughter, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, and George Burcea as Lurch, who was going to play Uncle Fester?

This past weekend at NYCC we finally got the answer: Fred Armisen. Armisen was revealed as the lightbulb-sucking Uncle Fester in Wednesday. That should be a lot of fun.  The series centers on Wednesday’s time at Nevermore Academy, where she deals with social cliques, her burgeoning psychic powers, and a big mystery.

Also in the cast are Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Riki Lindholme, Christina Ricci, and more.

Wednesday hits Netflix on November 23rd.

From the imagination of Tim Burton, WEDNESDAY is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. Snap snap.


Travis Hopson
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