Tim Burton’s new Netflix comedy, Wednesday, is best known for its main character, who doesn’t like people. However, the first trailer for Wednesday shows that Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter has always been a social butterfly. Even if the people Wednesday Addams chooses to hang out with don’t share her sense of humour, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t try to connect with them.
In the first trailer for Wednesday, we see Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) getting kicked out of another one of her “normal” schools for scaring her classmates. Her father, Luis Guzman, and her mother, Catherine Zeta-Jones, aren’t too surprised by this news. Wednesday’s parents know that she is just being herself when she defends her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez). They also know that if their daughter is ever going to get a good education, she will need a school that can meet her needs.
The strange Nevermore Academy, which is run by Gwendoline Christie’s character Larissa Weems, seems to be a much better fit for Wednesday, since its classes focus on deadly duels and strange monsters, just like Wednesday. When Wednesday comes out on Netflix this fall, it will be harder to tell if the other students at Nevermore are ready for the chaos that the new student will bring to campus.