Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Morticia in new Addams Family remake
Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to play Morticia in Tim Burton's live action Wednesday Addams series, and we can totally see it.
The role makes perfect sense for her to play, and the Oscar winner will be starring alongside US actor Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams.
The latest series, Wednesday, will be lead by Jenna Ortega as the title character and will be heading to Netflix.
The series is described as a "coming of age comedy", it surrounds Wednesday and her time in school, which is a lot more interesting than your average teen.
Critically acclaimed director Tim Burton is bringing new life to the characters originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams.
Wednesday was first introduced as a character back in 1938 in the original cartoons for the New Yorker, but didn't have a name.
The family were all given names when the 1964 TV series came to life.
Confirming the exciting news in a tweet, Netflix wrote: "Our Addams family is expanding! Catherine Zeta-Jones will step into the iconic silhouette of Morticia Addams while Luis Guzmán will bring to life the debonair Gomez Addams in the upcoming TV series Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and directed by Tim Burton."
Our Addams family is expanding!
Catherine Zeta-Jones will step into the iconic silhouette of Morticia Addams while Luis Guzmán will bring to life the debonair Gomez Addams in the upcoming TV series Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and directed by Tim Burton. pic.twitter.com/MiofyWIbwy
— Netflix (@netflix) August 9, 2021
Fans went nuts over this casting choice as while it was unexpected, they couldn't have thought of a better fit.
One said: "Catherine Zeta-Jones will absolutely kill it as Morticia Addams."
Another said: "okay but CATHERINE ZETA-JONES as Morticia Addams!!!!!! this is actually perfect casting!"
A third added: "It begins. The Catherine Zeta-Jones renaissance."
There is no set date for when the series will be released, but it's definitely one to keep an eye out for.