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What Is The French Song In Netflix's Wednesday Trailer?

The Addams Family is finally back, and Netflix dropped the first official trailer for the new "Wednesday" series that is coming this fall or winter. While past film iterations of the beloved creepy and kooky family have focused on the absurd and exaggerated the violent bits into humor, Tim Burton's touch is all over "Wednesday." An early shot shows Wednesday Addams (Jenny Ortega) releasing piranhas into the school pool and smiling eagerly as blood pools around one of the swimmers. The much darker and less family-friendly series is created by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, better known for the CW's "Smallville" and the post-apocalyptic "Into the Badlands" (via IMDb).

The difference in tone and mood is explained by Millar, who told Vanity Fair, "It's not trying to be the movies or the '60s TV show. That was very important to us and very important to Tim." While two of Burton's longtime collaborators are also coming along — Colleen Atwood is doing the costume design for "Wednesday," and Danny Elfman will be composing the music (via Consequence TV) — the addition of a haunting and emotional French song playing over the "Wednesday" trailer fits perfectly.

The song is Édith Piaf's famous Non, je ne regrette rien

If you swear you've heard the song playing in the "Wednesday" trailer before, it's because you probably have. The song, "Non, je ne regrette rien," translated in English to "No, I do not regret anything," is one of the famous French singer Édith Piaf's most popular tracks. It has been covered numerous times and played in the series "The Good Wife," "Ted Lasso," and even a few times in "Star Trek: Picard." Fans who've watched "Inception" more than once will remember it best as the song that played many times throughout the film to wake the characters up from their dreams, with Hans Zimmer explaining to the L.A. Times how the song was part of the architecture of the film. "You realize that the elements that we've extracted from the Piaf song are the way you get from one dream level to the next," he said.

The song is perfect for many different scenarios, as Piaf sings about leaving the past behind with no regrets. But with lyrics referring to not regretting the good or evil done, and with the line "I started the fire" — which we see vividly during the trailer — the tune also works for the young Wednesday Addams, who obviously has no regrets about the pain she inflicts on others.