Catherine Zeta-Jones is cast in Netflix’s upcoming Wednesday Addams series as Morticia
Zeta-Jones, 51, joins a cast including Jenna Ortega, 18, in the titular role, with Luis Guzmán, 64, playing Gomez Addams.
The series in February was ordered by the streaming giant for eight episodes, focusing on Wednesday’s time studying at Nevermore Academy while exploring her abilities as a psychic.
The latest: Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, has been cast in the role as Morticia in Netflix’s upcoming Wednesday Addams series, titled Wednesday. The actress was snapped last year in LA
The show will also follow Wednesday’s sleuthing abilities of a 25-year-old conundrum surrounding her parents, as well as stopping a series of killings in the town.
Actresses who have past played the role in the sci-fi franchise include Carolyn Jones in the 1960s TV show, Anjelica Huston in the two 1990s feature films, and Charlize Theron in a voice-only role in the 2019 animated movie.
Zeta-Jones, who past won an Oscar for her work in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical Chicago, has been seen in recent years on shows including Fox’s Prodigal Son, Facebook Watch’s Queen America and the FX miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan.
Famed filmmaker Tim Burton will direct and executive produce the show, which is created by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar.
Stunning: With the role, Zeta-Jones joins a group of actresses who have past played the role in the sci-fi franchise, including Carolyn Jones, Anjelica Huston and Charlize Theron. She was snapped in LA in 2018