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Catherine Zeta-Jones Boards Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ as Morticia Addams

The Welsh actress is cast as the sultry 'Cara Mia,' joining Luis Guzmán as her onscreen husband, Gomez, in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural, ooky-spooky coming of age series starring Jenny Ortega as the eponymous anti-heroine.

Yes, yes, yes! Somebody give Sophie Holland and John Papsidera an award, because this casting duo is on fire! Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, The Mask of Zorro) will play Morticia Addams in the upcoming ooky-spooky Netflix series Wednesday. This announcement comes on the pinstriped coat-tails of Luis Guzmán’s reveal as Gomez Addams: this iconic couple can’t be kept apart for long.

The eight-episode project, based on the iconic The Addams Family daughter, is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. In the series, Wednesday 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 at Nevermore.

Burton will executive produce; Al Gough and Miles Millar (SmallvilleInto the Badlands) will showrun as well as executive produce. Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (The Addams Family, Alphas); Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation); Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night); Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (RESPECT, Addams Family 2); and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas) will also serve as executive producers. Wednesday is being produced by MGM/UA Television.

Who will be revealed next? Pugsley? Or maybe, if we’re lucky, Cousin It?

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Cybersecurity specialist by day, investigative journalist by night.