In the brand-new Netflix series Wednesday, Uncle Fester—a legendary character—is played by Portlandia and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen.
On Saturday night at New York Comic Con, Armisen’s casting was made public.
The live-action programme, which will debut on Nov. 23, stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Luiz Guzman as her father Gomez, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as her mother Morticia.
Christina Ricci and Gwendoline Christie also appear.
“From the imagination of Tim Burton, Wednesday 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. Snap snap,” the streaming service said in a press release.
In the 1960s, The Addams Family, a 1938 cartoon by Charles Addams that starred John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Lisa Loring, and Jackie Coogan as Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Fester, was transformed into a TV series.
Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Ricci, and Christopher Lloyd reinvented Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, and Fester in the 1991 film The Addams Family.
A sequel, Addams Family Values, was released in 1993.
Additionally, the franchise has produced a number of animated films.