Fred Armisen is a “happy monster” in the new trailer for Tim Burton’s new Addams Family-themed series Wednesday, which will debut on November 23, 2022, on Netflix. The announcement, which happened during the Netflix’s Wednesday panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 8, comes after months of studio secrecy and fan speculation surrounding who would be playing the Addams Family favorite. But now that fans of the much-loved Addams Family franchise know who will be playing the lovable oaf, the next burning question on their minds is probably: bald cap or shaved head? The answer: “I shaved my head for [the role],” Armisen told Vanity Fair.
In the new trailer, Wednesday fans finally get a glimpse of Uncle Fester, who likes to travel incognito (which may explain his absence from all the marketing material). But Wednesday’s uncle has returned to help the young student at Nevermore Academy solve a mystery of cooky, spooky proportions. Netflix describes the series as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. 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 at Nevermore.
Check out the new trailer below:
Uncle Fester Is a Counterweight to Wednesday Addams
In Vanity Fair‘s exclusive first look published concurrently with the NYCC panel, Fred Armisen discussed his character’s role in the series. Uncle Fester is “someone on the run, but he has a strong link to the family and to Wednesday,” said the Portlandia actor. “They have a really good time together, and they help each other. It’s a real family thing, but they’re friends as well.”
Wednesday stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams. It will aslo Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, with Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill.