promo video for Netflix’s Addams Family series seeks Nevermore Academy applicants


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The popular Addams Family character Wednesday will be seen attending a boarding school called Nevermore Academy in the upcoming Netflix series Wednesday, and today a promo video has arrived online that plays like an advertisement for the school itself. In the video embedded above, aspiring Nevermore students are encouraged to go the school’s website and apply – and there really is a NevermoreAcademy.com where you can apply to the fictitious school.

Netflix provided the following information:

Have you ever been told you’re different? Odd? Or simply don’t belong? In a World full of Normies, do you feel like an Outcast? If yes, there’s a very special place for people just like you… Nevermore Academy.

Apply for admittance to Nevermore Academy where Outcasts of all kinds are welcome. Learn about the school’s notable alumni including Edgar Allan Poe and Morticia Addams, meet students currently enrolled at Nevermore and find out more about the school’s unique activities and events. Plus, watch a video hosted by Principal Larissa Weems featuring students who share insight on what it’s like to attend Nevermore. Then take a short quiz to determine if Nevermore is the right school for you. Notifications will be mailed out to the chosen few who are admitted to Nevermore this fall.

They also provided information on the school:

ABOUT NEVERMORE ACADEMY

Nevermore Academy was founded in 1791 to provide an educational haven for the supernaturally gifted Outcasts of the world. Named in honor of its most famous graduate, Edgar Allan Poe, the boarding school is home to werewolves, vampires, sirens, gorgons, and a spectrum of other students with uniquely chilling gifts. Nestled in the secluded woods of New England, the school grounds are just a brisk 25-minute walk away from the picturesque town of Jericho, one of the original Pilgrim settlements.

Directed by Tim Burton and created by showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, Wednesday is described as

a comedic, supernaturally-infused coming-of-age series that follows the teenage girl’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the town, and solve a mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new relationships at Nevermore.

Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday, with Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley and Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Gomez and Morticia. They are joined on the show by Riki Lindhome as Wednesday’s therapist Dr. Valerine Kinbot; Joy Sunday as Siren Nevermore student Bianca Barclay; Emma Myers as Wednesday’s sunny roommate Enid Sinclair; Hunter Doohan as townie Tyler Galpin; Moosa Mostafa as quirky Nevermore student Eugene Otinger; Georgie Farmer as awkward and shy Nevermore student Ajax Petropolus; Naomi J. Ogawa as vampire Nevermore student Yoko Tanaka; Percy Hynes White as supernaturally artistic Nevermore student Xavier Thorpe; Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Tyler’s father, who has a vendetta against Gomez; Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, “the principal of Nevermore Academy who still has an axe to grind with her former classmate Morticia Addams”; Victor Dorobantu as Thing, the non-verbal disembodied hand; George Burcea as Lurch; Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker; Iman Marson as Lucas Walker; William Houston as Joseph Crackstone; Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago; Oliver Watson as Kent; Calum Ross as Rowan; and Johnna Dias Watson as Divina.

Thora Birch had signed on to play a character named Tamara Novak, “Wednesday’s dorm mother and the only ‘normie’ on staff at Nevermore Academy, with a focus on all things botanical.” Sadly, due to a family illness, Birch had to leave the production in Romania and return to the United States before filming was complete. It was said that her role won’t be recast, with a new character being added into the story instead.

Christina Ricci, who previously played Wednesday herself in the live-action feature films The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values, is said to be playing an “exciting new character” named Marilyn Thornhill on the show. She has praised Ortega’s performance as Wednesday, saying “Jenna is incredible” and has a “great modern take” on the character. “It’s so true tonally to the heart and soul of [the original], but it’s then it’s incredibly modern and it’s great.”

The 8 episode Wednesday series marks Burton’s TV directing debut. Burton is also executive producing the show alongside Gough, Millar, Jonathan Glickman of Glickmania, Andrew Mittman of 1.21, Kayla Alpert, Gail Berman, Steve Stark, and Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation.

Will you be watching Wednesday when it reaches Netflix sometime this fall? Share your thoughts on this show by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at www.joblo.com

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