Jenna Ortega to play Wednesday Addams in new Netflix series

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The young actress’ big break came in 2014 when she played young Jane in Jane the Virgin

Netflix has announced that Scream actress Jenna Ortega will play the role of Wednesday Adams in the upcoming Adams Family drama titled Wednesday.

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Ortega, best known for her recent role as Tara Carpenter in the Scream series, took to Twitter to also get a peek at the upcoming teaser.

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Director Tim Burton’s (Edward Scissorhands) Netflix comedy series will star Ortega as Wednesday and will also feature additional stars including Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia Adams and original Wednesday actress Christina Ricci.

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Here’s everything you need to know about who Jenna Ortega is and what to expect from her latest role.

Who is Jenna Ortega?

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Ortega is a 19-year-old actress best known for her role as Tara Carpenter on Scream.

Jenna Ortega accepts the Most Frightened Performance Award for Scream at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards (Image: Getty Images for MTV)

She started acting as a child and had her first big break at age 12 playing the role of young Jane in Jane the Virgin.

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Ortega played the lead role of Harley Diaz in Stuck in the Middle on Disney Channel from 2016 to 2018.

Since 2018, she has appeared in more mainstream roles, including playing Ellie in the second season of Netflix hit series You opposite Penn Badgley.

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Speak with entertainment tonight Speaking of her role and whether we last saw Ellie, she said: “Joe is under constant pressure and he’s faced with concerns throughout the season so I’d love to see Ellie come back and one of them is this one. “

The young actress is already making waves in Hollywood.

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She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Scream and won the award for Most Terrifying Performance at the 2022 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

What is her net worth?

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ortega has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

What is Wednesday about?

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Netflix released a teaser clip of its new show on Wednesday, June 6th.

The dark comedy will tell the story of Wednesday Adams, who is played by Ortega, according to the clip.

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The clip shows Ortega in full Wednesday attire, slowly braiding her black hair.

It was released along with the lyrics: “Family life is killing me. Time to shed that dead weight.”

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Directed and produced by Tim Burton, the new series will follow Wednesday as she tries to master her psychic abilities, foil a killing spree and solve the mystery that has haunted her parents for the past 25 years.

And all while trying to be a high school teenager.

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The show will star Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as Morticia Adams and Luis Guzman (Narcos) as Gomez.

In a nod to the iconic Wednesday original, actress Christina Ricci will also star in the series, in a role that has yet to be confirmed.

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When is the Netflix Wednesday release date?

There’s no confirmed Wednesday release date for Netflix yet.

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However, the show is set to release in 2022, and many fans are speculating that it will arrive in time for Halloween.

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