The Addams family, one of the most famous families over the past 50 years, is about to return to the small screen in a live action series. According to Deadline‘s information, Tim Burton will be in charge as executive producer and is reportedly in negotiations to direct all episodes. The scripts will be signed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville‘s co-creators.
This new version of The Addams Family could take place in 2020 and focus on Wednesday Addams as she reaches adulthood. While no channel or platform has yet acquired the rights to the series, Deadline says that streaming giant Netflix would be best positioned to land this new project.
The Addams family, created by Charles Addams as a comic strip in 1938, has been adapted many times, starting with a TV series in 1964 with Carolyn Jones and John Astin as Morticia and Gomez Addams. In 1991 and 1993, the eccentric family was entitled to two films by Barry Sonnenfeld. In 2019, The Addams Family returned to the big screen with an animated film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. With over $200 million in box office, the film will be released with a sequel expected (hopefully) in October 2021.