Tim Burton to create The Addams Family TV series

The director nearly headed up the 1991 film but passed to work on comic book sequel Batman Returns.

Director Tim Burton is developing a new The Addams Family TV series.

Although nothing has been officially confirmed, several sources have told Deadline that the show will be set in the present day and told from the perspective of daughter Wednesday Addams “exploring what the world would look like to her in 2020.” 

Burton and MGM TV, who own the rights to The Addams Family IP, have been shopping the project around to various networks and streaming services. 

A bidding war is already underway with Netflix reportedly at the top of the list.  

If the series is picked up, Burton will direct all of the episodes with Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar set to both write the project and serve as joint showrunners. 

Created by cartoonist Charles Addams in the 1930s, The Addams Family has since been adapted into several live-action and animated TV series, films, books as well as a Tony nominated musical. 

The characters are probably best known to modern audiences from Barry Sonnenfeld’s two films, released in 1991 and 1993 respectively, which starred Angelica Houston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci.  

A successful animated film was released last year with the voice talents of Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac and Chloë Grace Moretz. A sequel is set for 2021. 

The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values are available to stream on Netflix now. 

Source: Den of Geek

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