Netflix’s Addams Family Wednesday continues to grow as Netflix has finally revealed the identity of the actor who plays Uncle Fester in the Tim Burton-directed series.
Fred Armisen will play the iconic character created by Charles Addams alongside series lead Jenna Ortega, who takes on the lead role of Wednesday Addams. He is rounding out the family that also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gómez and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley.
Other family-linked characters appearing in the series include Victor Teodor Dorobantu as Thing and George Valentin Burcea as Lurch. It’s unclear if more members of the extended family will be revealed or included in the season, but Uncle Fester certainly makes a splash in the latest trailer, in which he and Wednesday embark on some kind of adventure together.
Wednesday follows Wednesday Addams as he enters Nevemore Academy, an outcast school where his parents were once students. Leading the charge as showrunners and writers are Miles Millar and Al Gough, who are executive producers alongside Burton, who directs all eight episodes.
The series will arrive just in time for a family binge that debuts on Wednesday, November 23, the day before Thanksgiving. Armisen’s other recent television credits include Documentary Now!, Big Mouth, the spookys, Our flag means death, What we do in the shadowsY robotic chicken. Don’t miss Armisen as Uncle Fester alongside the show’s other stars when Wednesday Coming this fall to Netflix.
WednesdaySeries Premiere, Wednesday, November 23, Netflix