WARNING! Minor SPOILERS ahead for Wednesday!Tim Burton’s Wednesday sees new actors tackle the iconic Addams Family characters, with plenty of familiar faces and newcomers playing the “outcasts” and “normies” at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday follows teenage character Wednesday Addams as she enrolls in Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts located in the town of Jericho. The supernatural outcasts at Nevermore often find themselves in conflict with the local “normies” (humans without supernatural powers), which becomes exacerbated when a string of brutal murders terrorizes Jericho. As Wednesday adjusts to her new school and learns to control her psychic powers, she also investigates a murder mystery that involved her parents 30 years ago.
As the title suggests, Netflix’s series focuses on Wednesday, so her family members Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, and Fester Addams aren’t prominent main characters. Alongside various award-winning and newcomer actors in Wednesday’s cast, the supernatural Addams Family adaptation also brings back the 1990s film series’ iconic Wednesday Addams actress Christina Ricci, who stars in a new role. Here’s a breakdown of the cast and characters of the Tim Burton-directed series Wednesday, including Jenna Ortega as the beloved teenage Wednesday Addams.
Jenna Ortega As Wednesday Addams
Best known for her horror roles, Jenna Ortega takes on the homicidally-inclined character Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s Wednesday. The title character is the gothic deadpan daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams, who is sent to the outcast school of Nevermore Academy after attempting murder on students at her previous high school. As she navigates her new school, Wednesday learns to control her psychic powers and solves a 25-year-old murder mystery. Ortega also plays Goody Addams, Wednesday’s ancestor from the 17th century. Scream queen Jenna Ortega is notable for roles in Scream (2022), X, The Fallout, You, Stuck in the Middle, and Jane the Virgin.
Emma Myers As Enid Sinclair
Enid is Wednesday’s bubbly and colorful roommate at Nevermore Academy. She’s a werewolf who is ostracized in her family for not being able to “wolf out.” While the two begin their cohabitation at odds, Enid and Wednesday form an unexpected friendship throughout the semester. Before Wednesday, Myers appeared in The Baker and the Beauty and Girl in the Basement.
Percy Hynes White As Xavier Thorpe
A mysterious student with the power to bring his drawings to life at Nevermore Academy, who also takes a liking to Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams. Xavier is an artist tortured by the legacy of his father Vincent Thorpe, a renowned psychic who has little time for his son. Xavier was Rowan’s roommate who previously dated Bianca, the most popular girl at Nevermore. White has also been seen in Edge of Winter, A Christmas Horror Story, Between, and The Gifted.
Hunter Doohan As Tyler Galpin
Tyler is the normie son of Jericho’s Sheriff Galpin in Wednesday. The teen character works at the local coffee shop, Weathervane Cafe, where he forms a close connection to Wednesday Addams. Doohan’s notable roles include Teenage Warren in Truth Be Told and Adam Desiato in Your Honor.
Gwendoline Christie As Principal Larissa Weems
The principal at Nevermore Academy who dislikes the Addams family. Wednesday’s character was the roommate of Morticia Addams when the two were students at Nevermore, although she still holds a grudge against Wednesday’s mother 30 years later. Gwendoline Christie is most notable for her Emmy-nominated performance as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She has also been seen in Netflix’s The Sandman as Lucifer and the Star Wars sequel movies as Captain Phasma.
Christina Ricci As Marilyn Thornhill
Marilyn Thornhill is the dorm mother at Ophelia Hall, the residence of Wednesday and Enid. Miss Thornhill is the first and only normie member of Nevermore Academy’s staff in Wednesday, where she also teaches botany. Christina Ricci is perhaps best known for her iconic portrayal of Wednesday Addams in the 1991 and 1993 Addams Family movies, with the actor now passing on the gothic role to Jenna Ortega. Ricci has also starred in projects like Yellowjackets, Now and Then, Casper, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, and 2021’s The Matrix Resurrections.
Jamie McShane As Sheriff Donovan Galpin
The normie sheriff in Jericho, who is also Tyler’s father. Sheriff Galpin is quickly at odds with Wednesday Addams, who has found herself in the middle of a supernatural murder investigation while spending an increasing amount of time with his son. McShane is notable for his roles in Bloodline, Gone Girl, Argo, Sons of Anarchy, and The Lincoln Lawyer.
Catherine Zeta-Jones As Morticia Addams
The gothic wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday and Pugsley. Also a psychic, Morticia attended Nevermore Academy 30 years ago, with Wednesday now stuck in her mother’s shadow. Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is best recognized for her roles in Chicago, The Mask of Zorro, Traffic, Ocean’s Twelve, The Terminal, and Entrapment.
Wednesday Supporting Cast & Characters
Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams: Wednesday’s father who was accused of murdering a Jericho normie 30 years ago. Gomez actor Luis Guzmán is best known for his roles in Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, Traffic, Narcos, and Oz.
Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams: Wednesday’s bullied younger brother. Ordonez has also been in A Wrinkle in Time and 7th & Union.
Victor Dorobantu as Thing: A living hand in the Addams family’s service who stays with Wednesday at Nevermore. Wednesday is Dorobantu’s first acting role, but he’s known for being a magician and illusionist.
Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester Addams: Wednesday’s criminal uncle who stops by Nevermore Academy while on the run. Armisen is best known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live, as well as his roles on Big Mouth, Portlandia, Los Espookys, and Moonbase 8.
George Burcea as Lurch: The Addams family’s tall and loyal butler. The Romanian actor has appeared in projects like Dampyr and Comrade Detective.
Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott: Jericho’s local psychiatrist who takes on Wednesday Addams as a patient. In addition to being in the comedy folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, Lindhome has appeared in Knives Out, Much Ado About Nothing, and Another Period.
Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay: The “queen bee” of Nevermore Academy; a popular siren who was recently broken up with by Xavier. Sunday is known for appearing in Bad Hair, Dear White People, and Dog.
Moosa Mostafa as Eugene: Wednesday’s friend who leads the school’s beekeeping club. Mostafa’s other acting credits include Nativity Rocks! and The Last Bus.
Georgie Farmer as Ajax: A gorgon member of the Nightshades in the Tim Burton-directed Addams Family show who Enid has a crush on. Farmer also appeared in Evermoor as Jake and Treadstone as Gabriel Becker.
Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker: The mayor of Jericho who was still the sheriff when Morticia and Gomez were Nevermore students. Jenkins’ other projects include Go Jetters, Pandora, and Paradise Highway.
Iman Marson as Lucas Walker: The mayor’s son who finds himself at odds with Wednesday. Before Netflix’s Wednesday, Marson appeared in the short film Split Sole.
Calum Ross as Rowan: A telekinetic student at Nevermore who is even more of an outcast than Wednesday. Ross’s first feature acting role is on Netflix’s Wednesday series.
William Houston as Joseph Crackstone: The founder of Jericho who sought to eradicate outcasts. Outside of Wednesday’s cast, Houston is known for his roles in Sherlock Holmes, The Last Duel, The Salisbury Poisonings, and Dracula Untold.