In what would mark his first major live-action TV series, Tim Burton is setting his sights on The Addams Family, looking to develop a new series focused on the famous clan. Sources tell Deadline that Burton is negotiating to executive produce and possibly direct all episodes of this new take on the franchise. Smallville developers/executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will be head writers on the show and serve as showrunners as well as exec producers along with Burton.
I feel like Burton has been rumored to be working on an Addams Family project since the era of the Paramount movies in the 1990’s.
He’s definitely the right guy for such a project, but it also feels like autopilot.
I also wonder how this will play with the sequel to the CG animated movie (I never saw the first, if anyone can chime in how that was) due in October 2021.*