The first look at Catherine Zeta-Jones’ transformation into Morticia Addams for the upcoming “Wednesday” Netflix series is here.
In new stills — coincidently 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 together with dark lipstick.
Zeta-Jones follows in the footsteps of actress Anjelica Huston, who portrayed the creepy mother figure in two “Addams” movies in the 1990s.
The spooky stills also include a black-and-white family portrait of “You” alum Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley and Luis Guzmán as Gomez, Morticia’s husband.
Series star Ortega, 19, adopted Wednesday’s famous braids and collared dress with a more modern pop-punk vibe.
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams in “Wednesday.” MATTHIAS CLAMER/NETFLIX
Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Adams (from left), Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams in “Wednesday.”COURTESY OF NETFLIX
The younger Ordonez, meanwhile, dons a striped shirt and black combat boots in the formal portrait, while Guzmán, 65, stands between 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 tries to control her psychic powers.
She also encounters a serial killer who is terrorizing the local town, and the show will chronicle her attempts to uncover a supernatural mystery that involved her parents 25 years ago.
Catherine Zeta-Jones announced she would play Morticia Addams in the Netflix series last year.Instagram/catherinezetajones
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and Issac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams in “Wednesday.”VLAD CIOPLEA/NETFLIX
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams.MATTHIAS CLAMER/NETFLIX
Luis Guzmán (from left), Jenna Ortega and Catherine Zeta-Jones in “Wednesday.”COURTESY OF NETFLIX
Christina Ricci — who portrayed Wednesday in the 1991 Barry Sonnenfeld-directed comedy “The Addams Family” and its 1993 follow-up “Addams Family Values” — will also appear in the eight-episode series.
Netflix dropped the trailer for the series on Wednesday. While an official release date wasn’t mentioned, the show — which is written by “Smallville” creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and directed by Tim Burton — will be “coming soon” to the streaming service.
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