Tim Burton ‘is creating an Addams Family TV series’ (Picture: Rex / SWNS)
Tim Burton is said to be creating his own Addams Family TV series and we cannot cope with this information.
The acclaimed director, who is behind the likes of Big Fish, Beetlejuice, Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd, is looking to ‘executive produce and possibly direct all episodes,’ according to Deadline.
The publication states that Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (who have worked on Shanghai Knights, Spider-Man 2 as well as the Hannah Montana Movie) will be the head writers while serving as showrunners – with MGM TV financing the venture.
And it looks as though the project has already caught the eye of Netflix, which is in the running to host the show.
Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but it’s thought that the live-action series will be set in the modern-day from Wednesday Addams’s perspective.
Sources have said that the series will place the much-loved character in 2020, where they’ll tell the tale of the infamous family.
It’s thought the show will focus around Wednesday Addams (Picture: Rex)
The original movie saw Christina Ricci star as Wednesday, while Anjelica Huston took on the role of Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, and of course, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester.
Since then a number of remakes have emerged with the most recent dropping just last year in cartoon version, where Snoop Dog voiced Cousin It.
The show has also been written as a musical for the stage, with Andrew Lippa at the helm.
Tim Burton is known for working closely with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter (Picture: PA)
Tim Burton is known for working closely with Johnny Depp and his former wife Helena Bonham-Carter, who have both starred in his movies several times.
However, since their split in 2014, Helena has expressed how she finds it difficult to work alongside the star.
Speaking on the Grounded With Louis Theroux podcast, the actress said that the pair ‘came a cropper’ while making Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ‘because we were both so out of our depths’.
She explained: ‘I’d never sung before, he had never done a musical and it’s that classic thing that you take your stress out on the person who you know best and we really didn’t get on during that one.
‘Amazingly I got pregnant but let’s not get into that,’ she added. ‘We had a lot of laughs but there were times when working together was not harmonious.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to MGM TV as well as Tim Burton’s reps for further comment.
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