Burton seems to be returning to his gothic roots, with Deadline confirming that the veteran director is currently developing a live-action series based on the comically spooky Addams Family, with daughter Wednesday as the main character.
The report says that the project is being pitched as a Burton vehicle. The eccentric filmmaker set to executive produce and potentially direct all of the episodes of what would be his first TV series. There is no network or streamer attached to the show yet, but the report cites Netflix as the top choice.
There is no word on a cast, but expect speculation to involve some of Burton’s regular collaborators, such as Johnny Depp (for Gomez), Helena Bonham-Carter, Winona Ryder, and Eva Green (all for Morticia). Of course, Burton may choose to cast a group of newcomers, so audiences will have to wait and see what happens with The Addams Family TV show before making any bets.