Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming comedy horror series Wednesday at New York Comic Con, with comedian Fred Armisen revealed as the extremely pale Uncle Fester.
As seen in the trailer above also unveiled Christina Ricci’s role in the series as a teacher at Nevermore Academy, where Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) has started as a student, and where she will hone her psychic abilities.
As for Armisen’s surprise casting, in the new trailer, Wednesday is a surprise when a supposed threat reveals himself to be her Uncle Fester, and the two ride off in a Dalmatian-patterned motorcycle with a sidecar. Fred Armisen actually shaved his head to play Fester because he didn’t want to wear a bald cap.
The show stars Ortega as title character, along with other previously announced cast such as Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems and more. Additional cast includes Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott and Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill.
Miles Millar and Al Gough serve as showrunners and executive producers, while eclectic director Tim Burton helms the series for four episodes in addition to executive producing.
Additional executive producers include Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman for 1.21 Entertainment, Kevin Miserocchi for the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper and Kevin Lafferty.