There have been strong speculations about The Addams Family making a comeback as a TV series on Netflix. The ’60s sitcom, based on fictional characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, was famous for its spooky and mysterious take on an American family. The famous characters include Morticia, Gomez, and Lurch. According to recent speculations, Eva Green, Oscar Isaac, and Michael Shannon are going to join the cast of the show to play those characters respectively.
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The Addams Family is a satirical take on the ideal American family of the 20th century. It shows a wealthy and eccentric family, which has no idea that people find them weird. The cartoons were originally published in the New Yorker from 1938 to 1988, when Addams died. The TV series had two seasons between 1964 and 1966, with 64 thirty-minute episodes shot in black-and-white. The ABC series was often considered as a rival of CBS’ The Munsters, which was also equally popular those days. There was a comedy film in 1991 based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Anjelica Huston played Morticia in the movie, while Raul Julia played Gomez and Carel Struycken played Lurch.
The recent speculation about The Addams Family making a comeback as a TV series on Netflix started when a trailer made the rounds on the internet. At first, it looked totally legit and authentic. It used the classic theme song, with creepy imagery to compliment the original characters. The trailer shows Thing, the severed hand, moving towards the camera and the painting of an old woman that is equally creepy. However, a more detailed analysis reveals that the trailer is nothing but a fan-made take on the possibility of such a series. The trailer uses several clips from earlier films and the TV show. It uses clips from the 1991 movie and from TV shows like Penny Dreadful and Crimson Peak, Refinery29 reported.
No matter what, fans are excited about the possibility. It is a kind of project that many fans want to see happen. Some of the comments on the Facebook video show how excited fans are about the possibility of The Addams Family making a comeback as a TV series on Netflix. One of the commenters says that Eva Green as Morticia is going to be “perfection.” Another comment says that it will be brilliant if Oscar Isaac plays Gomez and Michael Shannon plays Lurch. The commenter is apparently willing to pay $80 a month to Netflix to make the show happen. Many others are completely excited about the proposed cast of the show, which has never been announced by Netflix. Many wish The Addams Family cast for the speculated Netflix series was real.
Even the Huffington Post calls it “tragic” that it’s all rumor. The fan-made trailer apparently shows us how brilliant the show could be. The only thing is that fans can hope somebody from Netflix has watched the fake trailer and is now determined to make it happen for the fans. Netflix earlier renewed A Series Of Unfortunate Events, a kind of spirtiual successor to The Addams Family. If Netflix does go for this, it will surely have a huge fan following.
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