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Tim Burton's Wednesday Addams Netflix Series Has Found The Perfect Morticia

Sometimes an actor and a project come together so perfectly that it's impossible to believe any other possibility ever existed, that no one else could have ever played the role in question. Such is the case with the recent announcement that Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed on to Netflix's upcoming Wednesday Addams TV series to guest star as Morticia Addams, the lead character's mother. Zeta-Jones might just give Angelica Huston, who memorably portrayed the character in the popular '90s film franchise, a run for her money.

The show, which is simply titled "Wednesday," is a comedic coming-of-age story that brings to life the familiar Addams family that was first introduced in cartoons that ran in The New Yorker and then immortalized on screen in multiple TV shows and films. "Wednesday" follows pop culture icon Wednesday Addams during her years as a student at Nevermore Academy. The show is described as being a supernaturally-infused mystery, and according to Netflix's official logline for the series, it will chronicle 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."

Wednesday is just the latest TV series for Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones joins a cast that already includes former "Jane the Virgin" and "You" actress Jenna Ortega in the lead role of Wednesday Addams. Meanwhile, Luis Guzmán has been cast in a guest-starring capacity as Gomez Addams, Wednesday's father and Morticia's husband. The eight-episode series is executive-produced by TV veterans Al Gough and Miles Millar ("Smallville"), who also act as showrunners. Director Tim Burton, who is also an executive producer, will bring his legendary style to the series when he makes his TV directorial debut.

Although Zeta-Jones has worked primarily in film throughout her long and illustrious career, the Welsh actress has returned to TV over the last half-decade. After a supporting role as legendary actress Olivia de Havilland in Ryan Murphy's limited series "Feud: Bette and Joan" in 2017, she appeared in the Facebook Watch series "Queen America." Most recently, she had a recurring role opposite fellow Welsh actor Michael Sheen on Fox's "Prodigal Son."