If you feel like you don’t belong in a world that’s “full of Normies,” perhaps joining Wednesday Addams at Nevermore Academy is the best thing for you to do. Coming soon, Netflix will release Wednesday, a new series inspired by The Addams Family with Jenna Ortega as the titular character. The story picks up with her leaving the family mansion to attend Nevermore Academy, the fictional school that Netflix is asking for fans to send in an application for at the official website for a chance to enroll. A video featuring the cast of Wednesday has also been made to promote the application.
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The website features a handful of questions for applicants to answer. It seems that a select few will be chosen to receive responses in the mail this fall, but it’s not exactly clear what will happen with the “winners.” Per Netflix, a description of the Nevermore Academy application process states:
Apply for admittance to Nevermore Academy where Outcasts of all kinds are welcome. Learn about the school’s notable alumni including Edgar Allan Poe and Morticia Addams, meet students currently enrolled at Nevermore and find out more about the school’s unique activities and events. Plus, watch a video hosted by Principal Larissa Weems featuring students who share insight on what it’s like to attend Nevermore. Then take a short quiz to determine if Nevermore is the right school for you.
The fictional school’s history has also been revealed by Netflix, which you can read below.
Nevermore Academy was founded in 1791 to provide an educational haven for the supernaturally gifted Outcasts of the world. Named in honor of its most famous graduate, Edgar Allan Poe, the boarding school is home to werewolves, vampires, sirens, gorgons, and a spectrum of other students with uniquely chilling gifts. Nestled in the secluded woods of New England, the school grounds are just a brisk 25-minute walk away from the picturesque town of Jericho, one of the original Pilgrim settlements.
Jenna Ortega Stars as Wednesday
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar serve as showrunners while Tim Burton makes his TV directorial debut with Wednesday. Along with Jenna Ortega in the lead, the series also stars Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Riki Lindhome, and Christina Ricci.
Wednesday starts streaming this fall on Netflix. A premiere date has yet to be announced, but given all of the promotion, we can’t be too far way from having that revealed. Below you’ll find an official teaser and the logline for the series.
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.