Famed director Tim Burton will direct for Netflix's upcoming live-action "Wednesday Addams."
The drama will centre on the gothic character, Wednesday Addams and will consist of eight episodes, reports Variety.
Netflix describes "Wednesday" as a "sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."
The character was most notably played by Christina Ricci in films "The Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values." Lisa Loring starred as the character in the 1960s "Addams Family" TV series, and Chloë Grace Moretz voices her in the most recent animated films.
Along with directing, Burton will executive produce alongside "Smallville" creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who will serve as head writers and showrunners.
"The Addams Family," first created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, has had numerous on-screen iterations. The most notable version came in the 1990s with a pair of live-action films starring Ricci, Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd.