The first look at Catherine Zeta-Jones’ transformation into Morticia Addams for the upcoming Netflix series Wednesday is here.
In new still photos – which happened to be released on Wednesday – the 52-year-old actress slipped into the ‘Addams Family’ character’s signature floor-length black dress and long black hair, all tied back with dark lipstick.
Zeta-Jones follows in the footsteps of actress Anjelica Huston, who played the creepy mother character in two ‘Addams’ movies in the 1990s.
Also among the chilling stills is a black-and-white family portrait of You alumnus Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, and Luis Guzmán as Gomez, Morticia’s husband.
Series star Ortega, 19, took Wednesday’s famous braids and collared dress with a more modern pop-punk vibe.
The younger Ordonez, on the other hand, wears a striped shirt and black combat boots in the formal portrait, while Guzmán, 65, stands among his fictional children in a striped suit.
Gwendoline Christie, Hunter Doohan, Thora Birch, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane and Georgie Farmer round out the main cast.
The coming-of-age series follows Wednesday during her years at Nevermore Academy as she attempts to control her psychic powers.
She also encounters a serial killer terrorizing the local town, and the show will chronicle her attempts to uncover a supernatural secret that affected her parents 25 years ago.
Christina Ricci, who portrayed Wednesday in the 1991 Barry Sonnenfeld-directed comedy The Addams Family and its 1993 sequel Addams Family Values, will also star in the eight-episode series.
Netflix released the trailer for the series on Wednesday. While an official release date hasn’t been given, the show — written by ‘Smallville’ creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and directed by Tim Burton — will be available on the streaming service “soon”.
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