Wednesday Addams is trying to learn to use her psychic ability and stop a killer from killing people, and she's also trying to figure out her relationships at school. The opening scene of Wednesday shows the eldest Addams child unleashing piranhas on the water polo team, which is a key scene in the trailer. Wednesday, who was expelled from her previous school, is now a student at Nevermore Academy, the exclusive boarding school where her parents Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez (Luis Guzman), who are in love, met, and fell in love.
Nevermore, which is run by Morticia's former classmate and current principal Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie), is a haven for students with a variety of supernatural prowess. Every kind of monster or spirit roams the halls, from Wednesday's roommate Enid (Emma Myers), a werewolf, to her adversary Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday), a siren, All kinds of monsters and spirits roam the rooms. Similar to Hogwarts, Nevermore also has a long-running curse tying Wednesday to the school's founder, Joseph Crackstone, and a mysterious list of murders. Wednesday, who was initially hesitant to enroll in Nevermore, gradually becomes friends with her classmates and instructors, including Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci).
The Wednesday family receives little screen time in the trailer, compared to the Addams family, who are prominently featured. Along with Lurch and Wednesday's parents, Pugsley and Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen) each make an appearance in a single episode, but the unidentified hand Thing dominates the entire season. Wednesday tries to understand why she is so crucial to a prophecy at the school throughout the majority of the season as she develops suspects and unearths clues. The majority of the season is devoted to creating the mythology of Nevermore and Wednesday pursuing a gigantic monster that vaguely resembles the Beetlejuice monsters. which makes her suspicious of everyone, including Principal Weems, students Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White), Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan), her "normie" love interest, Dr. Valerie Kinbolt (Riki Lindhome), and others. The show also gives Wednesday a talent that enables her to see things beforehand when they come into contact with other people or things. Although this plot device serves only to advance the plot, it does provide a humorous link to Morticia and the Addams Family's history of witchcraft.
The peculiarity of The Addams Family's existence in a society of regular people has always been part of their appeal. Everything feels flat and less whimsical because Wednesday surrounds the titular character with supernatural beings that are just as bizarre as she is. Due to the fact that this series has more in common with Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the most recent School for Good and Evil, even Tim Burton's distinctive style feels underwhelming in comparison to what I was expecting from him. Even though Jenna Ortega does a commendable job of replacing Christina Ricci in the iconic role, Wednesday falls short of its potential despite having a complex mystery that develops over the course of the eight-episode season. I'm not sure if this series is creepy or kooky enough to justify a second season.