Star Wars And Game Of Thrones Star Joins Netflix's Wednesday

Tim Burton's reimagining of The Addams Family continues to add more names.


Actor Gwendoline Christie, who played Captain Phasma in the Star Wars franchise and Brienne of Tarth in the Game of Thrones franchise, has joined Tim Burton's upcoming series reimagining of The Addams Family for Netflix.

The announcement came via a release from the streaming service, which also indicates that Christie will play Larissa Weems, "the principal of Nevermore Academy who still has an axe to grind with her former classmate Morticia Addams." Christie is the latest to join an ever-growing ensemble, which also recently added 10 actors in August. All these names round out the already impressive recent announcement that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman will be starring, respectively, as Morticia and Gomez Addams.

Burton will serve as director and executive producer on the eight-episode series. Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) will serve as showrunners and executive producers alongside Burton and Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman.

According to the official synopsis for Wednesday, "The series is 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."

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