Wednesday facts behind the scenes

Netflix Addams family Series, Wednesdayis officially out and has caused quite a stir.

Here are 15 more things you might not know about the series:


It broke a record previously set by the fourth season of stranger things.


Executive producer Tim Burton was attached in 1991 Addams family film, but due to scheduling conflicts, directing duties were passed to Barry Sonnenfeld, who also directed the sequel Values ​​of the Addams Family.


Jenna Ortega was covered in fake blood and gore when she met Burton on a Zoom call along with series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough.

Jenna Ortega / Via Twitter: @jennaortega

She’d spent the day filming one particularly gnarly scene X.


Millar and Gough have teen show experience – they created the WB series Kleinville.


Ortega learned how to play the cello for the role.

Jenna Ortega / Via Twitter: @jennaortega

In an interview with Wired, in which she answered Google’s most searched questions about her, she said she started studying about two months before filming began.


She also choreographed Wednesday’s big dance scene herself.

Wednesday’s cast react to *this* dance scene – which @jennaortega choreographed herself!

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In a behind-the-scenes video, she shows uncovered that she felt really insecure about the scene, adding, “I think it’s very obvious that I’m not a dancer or a choreographer.”


Inspiration for the choreography was Siouxsie Sioux and goths of the 80s.

Thanks to Siouxsie Sioux, Bob Fosse’s Rich Man’s Frug, Lisa Loring, Lene Lovich, Denis Lavant and archival footage of goths dancing in clubs in the 80’s. Helped me with this one.

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Ortega also took lessons in fencing, archery, canoeing, and German—the latter of which she used while telling a group of tourists about fudge and colonialism.


At 6ft 3in, George Burcea is the shortest actor to play Lurch in a live action role.


The hand thing isn’t CGI or animatronic – it’s played by an actor, just like in ’90s movies.

Nora Dominick / Victor Dorobantu / Instagram / Via


Victor Dorobantu, the aforementioned actor who played Thing in the series, and Christopher Hart, who played the mischievous Hand in the ’90s movies, are both magicians.


Christina Ricci is the only actor from a previous series Addams family Project to appear in the first season of Wednesday.


Thora Birch was originally cast to play the role, which Ricci eventually took on.


Ortega made a point of not discussing playing Wednesday Addams with Ricci to ensure she kept her portrayal as unique as possible.


If Gwendoline Christie’s character, Principal Weems, looks familiar, it’s because costume designer Colleen Atwood modeled her look after Tippi Hedren The birds.

Did you look Wednesday still? What do you think about it?

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