According to Collider, Gwendoline Christie — best known for her heroic role as Brienne of Tarth on the HBO show “Game of Thrones,” as well as the not-so-heroic Captain Phasma in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy – has been selected as a series regular. She will take on the role of Larissa Weems, the principal at Nevermore, who has a long-running grudge against Morticia.
Outside of Christie, Netflix has also cast Isaac Ordonez as Wednesday’s brother Pugsley Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, and George Burcea as Lurch. It sounds like most of the cast is now in place, so filming will likely commence very soon.
The “Addams Family,” originally crafted as a cartoon strip by Charles Addams, have since appeared many times on both TV and film, between the popular 1960s live-action series, the 1990s films, and the 2019 animated movie. Throughout these adaptations, the role of Wednesday has been taken on by actors like Lisa Loring, Christina Ricci, and Chloë Grace Moretz — but this supernatural series centered around the character is sure to be the most in-depth look at Wednesday, to date. And it’ll be even kookier given Burton’s signature touch.