Motion picture specialists Deadline report that renowned director Tim Burton (well known for some quirky and extravagant productions) has plans to reboot The Addams Family TV series. What is going to make it additionally interesting is the fact that it seems Burton is planning for the series to be live-action. Also, it is reported that Smallville developers/executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will be head writers on the show and serve as showrunners as well as exec producers along with Burton.
While not confirmed, sources say the new live-action series would be set in present times and be from the perspective of Wednesday Addams and what the world would look like to her in 2020.
The site adds that “the pairing of Burton and The Addams Family would be a perfect fit as the dark themes of the spooky clan line up so perfectly with what you see in classic Burton films like Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. Burton clearly has an interest in series with dark comedic themes, having also adapted the ’70s series Dark Shadows into a feature film starring Johnny Depp.”
Although it would be the first time for Burton to direct for TV, he previously developed and executive produced the animated series Beetlejuice, loosely based on his 1988 movie, which ran for four seasons from 1989-91.