Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie joins Netflix's Addams Family series as new character
Gwendoline Christie is continuing her journey into the supernatural. After years playing the female knight Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, the actress has now been cast in Netflix's upcoming series Wednesday, about the school years of gloomy Addams Family daughter Wednesday Addams.
Christie will play new character Larissa Weems, the principal of Wednesday's school, Nevermore Academy. Unfortunately for the young Addams, Larissa still has an ax to grind with her former classmate: Wednesday's mother, Morticia Addams.
Wednesday is a supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the spooky mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
Jenna Ortega (You, Jane the Virgin) stars as Wednesday, with Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones guest-starring as her parents, Gomez and Morticia Addams. Rounding out the rest of the Addams family, Issac Ordonez has been cast as Pugsley, Victor Dorobantu will play Thing, and George Burcea is Lurch.