Tim Burton is absolutely the guy for this job. The creepy and lovable Tim created Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissors Hands is going to give The Addams Family a very needed reboot.
According to Deadline, Burton is talking to MGM TV about executive producing and directing a new TV version of The Addams Family, with “multiple buyers” currently competing to pick up the show—Netflix is apparently “at the top of the list,” but no deal is done.
Rather than a remake (or tie-in with last year’s animated movie), the idea is apparently to do a modern-day Addams Family set in the present day and told from the point-of-view of Wednesday Addams, focusing on “what the world would look like to her in 2020.” Which is fantastic.
No word on timeline, but if Hollywood remains open, I think we could see a fall 2021 start.