It's fitting that the big reveal of who will play Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family spinoff series Wednesday would actually arrive on a Wednesday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, director Tim Burton has cast young actress Jenna Ortega in the title role for the Netflix-backed series.
Ortega is the latest to take on the role as the dark and gothy youth, following memorable turns by Lisa Loring in the original 1960s TV series and Christina Ricci in the 1990s big screen adaptations. Chloe Grace Moretz also voiced Wednesday in the recent animated films. Ortega's credits include Yes Day and the series Jane the Virgin and You.