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Tim Burton In Talks Of Creating Modern-Day, Live-Action ‘Addams Family’ Series
By Mikelle Leow, 23 Oct 2020
Video screenshot via MGM
Tim Burton is apparently looking to develop a television series for one of the most notorious yet lovable families in pop-culture history, The Addams Family, and the two together sounds like a (fever) dream come true.
The news comes from Deadline, who was told by its sources that Burton—famed for a string of gothic fantasy films like Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands—is in talks of executive-producing and even possibly directing every episode in this series, which has been financed by MGM TV.
The publication shared that several entities have bidded to land the project, including Netflix. It also seems that the streaming platform is MGM TV’s top choice so far.
Smallville executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will also reportedly helm the show’s production and writing.
The synopsis isn’t a sealed deal, but sources detailed that, as of now, the story will be set in the modern-day and told through the perspective of Wednesday Addams.
While members of the Addams clan are human, their long-lived hold on the Hollywood scene—along with their eerie aesthetics—almost makes them seem immortal. Burton’s sublime touch in this brand of content will likely only extend its longevity.
[via Deadline, cover image via Tada Images / Shutterstock.com]
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