Here are 15 other things you might not know about the series:
Executive producer Tim Burton was attached to the 1991 Addams Family film, but due to scheduling conflicts, directorial duties were passed on to Barry Sonnenfeld, who also directed the sequel Addams Family Values.
Jenna Ortega was covered in fake blood and gore when she met Burton, along with series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, over a Zoom call.
Millar and Gough have experience with teen shows — they created the WB series Smallville.
Ortega learned how to play the cello for the role.
She also choreographed Wednesday’s big dance scene herself.
Inspiration for the choreography included Siouxsie Sioux and ’80s goths.
Ortega took fencing, archery, canoeing, and German lessons as well — the latter of which she put to use when telling a group of tourists about fudge and colonialism.
At 6’3″, George Burcea is the shortest actor to play Lurch in a live-action role.
Thing the hand isn’t CGI or an animatronic — he’s played by an actor, just like in the ’90s films.
Victor Dorobantu, the aforementioned actor who played Thing in the series, and Christopher Hart, who played the mischievous hand in the ’90s movies, are both magicians.
Christina Ricci is the only actor from a previous Addams Family project to appear in the first season of Wednesday.
Thora Birch was originally cast to play the role Ricci eventually took.
Ortega made a point not to speak with Ricci about playing Wednesday Addams to make sure she kept her portrayal as unique as possible.
Have you watched Wednesday yet? What do you think of it?