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Jenna Ortega Says She Had COVID While Filming Iconic ‘Wednesday’ Dance Scene

The day Jenna Ortega filmed the now-iconic dance scene on Netflix’s Wednesday, she woke up with cold symptoms that resembled COVID. She took a test, and while waiting for the results, shot the dance she had choreographed herself. “It’s crazy because it was my first day with COVID so it was awful to film,” Ortega […]

‘Wednesday’ Rockets Up Netflix All-Time Series Chart

Netflix’s Wednesday broke another viewing record in its second week on the streamer. After scoring the most viewing time in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix, the mystery comedy broke its own mark in the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Wednesday had 411.29 million hours of viewing worldwide, according to the company’s […]

‘Wednesday’ Dethrones ‘Stranger Things’ With Massive Debut Week

Netflix’s Wednesday had a big opening week on the streamer — the biggest ever, in fact, for an English language series. The Addams Family offshoot, which stars Jenna Ortega as the title character, racked up 341.2 million hours of viewing worldwide last week, according to Netflix’s internal measurement. That tops the 335 million hours for Stranger […]

Events of the Week: ‘Disenchanted,’ ‘Glass Onion’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Disenchanted, Glass Onion, Wednesday, Devotion and The Menu. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story premiere Netflix hosted the U.S. premiere of the Knives Out sequel on Monday at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, […]

Jenna Ortega, ‘Wednesday’ Cast on Working With “Visionary” Director Tim Burton

When Tim Burton received the pitch to direct Netflix’s upcoming Wednesday Addams series, co-showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough say the filmmaker responded just four days later to take on the project.  Armed with an idea born more than three years ago, Millar and Gough had to track down the rights to the Addams Family […]

‘Wednesday’ Review: Jenna Ortega Makes a Delightful Antiheroine in Netflix’s Addams Family Spinoff

'Smallville' creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, along with director Tim Burton, offer a new spin on the beloved clan.

After Italy Elected a Far-Right Government, Cosmopolitan Comic-Con Lucca Took on Political Significance

The lasting image of this year’s Lucca Comics and Games convention is a shot of director Tim Burton, waving to a seemingly unending crowd from a balcony in the historic center of this medieval Tuscany town. That one shot represents how Lucca has evolved from a tiny, hyper-localized convention for comic and game fans into […]

How ‘Smallville’ Influenced Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Addams Series

Welcome to the 191st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

NYCC: ‘Wednesday’ Trailer Unveils Fred Armisen and Christina Ricci Roles in Netflix Series

A new trailer for Netflix’s upcoming Addams Family series Wednesday was revealed during the show’s Saturday panel at New York Comic Con, with first looks at Fred Armisen and Christina Ricci’s roles. In the show’s official nearly three-minute first look, the ghoulish high school experience that awaits Wednesday is detailed, while Armisen’s Uncle Fester and […]

New Look at Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Sees Thing Caught Redhanded Spying at Nevermore Academy

Thing is caught in a long-distance battle between Wednesday and her parents over her autonomy at school in a new look at Netflix’s upcoming Tim Burton-directed and produced Addams Family series. In the new clip, unveiled as part of Netflix’s TUDUM event on Saturday, Wednesday discovers Thing hiding underneath her bedsheets and interrogates them about […]

‘Wednesday’ Trailer Teases High School Mayhem for the Addams Family Teen

Wednesday Addams takes a stab at being social in Netflix’s first trailer for the Tim Burton-directed Addams Family series based on the character. In the two-minute teaser for Wednesday, the raven-haired teen (played by Jenna Ortega) attempts to adjust to her new school, Nevermore — the very same one her parents went to — after a bullying […]

‘Wednesday’ Showrunners Say Netflix Series Isn’t an ‘Addams Family’ Reboot, Is More Like “Eight-Hour Tim Burton Movie”

Wednesday showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough say the Tim Burton-directed live-action Addams Family series is its “own thing” that hopefully watches more like a long movie in the famed filmmaker’s catalog. Speaking to Vanity Fair as part of a first-look interview at the upcoming Netflix show, slated to drop in late 2022, Millar and […]