Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Addams Morticia Family Matriarch in Netflix’s “Wednesday” Series

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Catherine Zeta-Jones has found her next big role.

The Oscar winner, 51, is set to play Morticia Addams, the matriarch of the notorious scary Addams family in a Netflix series, a representative for the Streamer has confirmed to Fox News.

According to a press release, she will appear on “Wednesday” as a guest star in the Netflix Live Series, which is produced and directed by Tim Burton.

Additionally, Luis Guzmán will play Morticia’s husband Gomez, while Jenna Ortega will play the main character.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Morticia Addams in Netflix’s “Wednesday”.
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The series is told from the perspective of Wednesday Addams, the daughter of Morticia and Gomez during her years as a student at Nevermore Academy as she works to develop her psychic powers in order to save a local town from a killing, by Variety.

Zeta-Jones is one of the many actresses to play Morticia Addams recently. In the 2019 animated “The Addam Family” and its sequel slated for release later this year, Charlize Theron voiced the character while Anjelica Huston portrayed her in a pair of films in the early 1990s.

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On the television side, Carolyn Jones and Ellie Harvie starred in family-based shows.

Zeta-Jones has recently carved out a place for herself on television, appearing in the second and final season of Fox’s “Prodigal Son” and Facebook Watch’s “Queen America”. Additionally, she starred in Lifetime’s “Cocaine Godmother” and played Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland in “Queud: Bette and Joan”.

Zeta Jones is known for films like

Zeta Jones is known for films like “Chicago” and “Ocean’s 12”, as well as for television shows like “Prodigal Son” and “Feud: Bette and Joan”.
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Of course, she is best known for her cinematic work, most notably “The Mask of Zorro”, “Ocean’s 12” and her Oscar-winning tour in “Chicago”. She also won a Tony in 2010 after appearing in “A Little Night Music” on Broadway.

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“Wednesday” received an order for eight episodes from Netflix earlier this year. A release date has yet to be announced, as has additional casting outside of Zeta-Jones, Ortega and Guzmán.

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Representatives for Zeta-Jones did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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