Tim Burton is bringing The Addams Family back to television
The inventive filmmaker is bringing his talents to the small screen.
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The most recent adaptations of the mysterious and spooky Addams Family have been on the big screen. Three live-action movies were made in the 1990s and a 2019 film showcased the all-together-ooky clan in animated form.
Now, according to Deadline, famed fantasy director Tim Burton is bringing The Addams Family back to television. The series is being developed by MGM TV, which owns the rights to the property.
Burton will reportedly executive produce and possibly direct every episode of the new live-action show. Writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, known for the Superman show Smallville, are set as head writers, showrunners and executive producers alongside Burton.
While it is not currently affiliated with any network or streaming platform, Deadline does hint that Netflix "is at the top of the list of landing the project."
The story will be set in today's world as seen through the eyes of daughter Wednesday Addams. The development is in such early stages that no cast members or release dates have been announced yet.
Burton, known for Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and the two Michael Keaton Batman films, is no stranger to reboots. He directed a live-action version of Alice in Wonderland, remade Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and turned the 1960s fantasy soap opera Dark Shadows into a movie starring Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The world of The Addams Family, with all its spooky quirks and gothic themes, seems tailor-made for the Burton aesthetic.