Wednesday: Luis Guzmán cast as Gomez Addams in Netflix series
August 6, 2021 by: Steve Seigh
If you want to know why Luis Guzmán is dancing the Mamushka, it’s because he’s been cast as Gomez Addams in the Wednesday series on Netflix.
The creepy and kooky live-action series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. Jenna Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream, Yes Day) will star as the raven-haired brother torturer, Wednesday Addams.
The comedic coming-of-age tale was given an 8-episode order back in February with Tim Burton attached to direct and executive produce. Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands) will serve as showrunners, with Steve Stark (Medium, The Event), Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (The Addams Family, Alphas), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (RESPECT, Addams Family 2), and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas) executive producing as well.
Guzmán will appear in a guest-starring role as Gomez, Wednesday’s father and patriarch of the Addams clan. Other actors that have played Gomez throughout the years include Raul Julia, John Astin, and Tim Curry, as well as others. In more recent times, Oscar Isaac voiced the character in 2019’s Addams Family.
Guzmán has more than 150 acting credits to his name and has appeared in such films as Traffic, Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, and more. I personally never would have pegged Guzmán as the Gomez Addams type, but you know what? I’m here for it. I’d love to see him get weird and really embrace the role.