Though Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter is best known for her misanthropy, the first trailer for Tim Burton’s upcoming Netflix comedy Wednesday is a very useful (and promising) reminder that the melancholy teen has always been a social butterfly. While the people Wednesday Addams chooses to grace with her presence may not share her sense of fun, that doesn’t mean she isn’t making an honest effort to connect with them.
Wednesday’s first trailer shows Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) being expelled from yet another of her “normal” schools for terrorizing her classmates, which neither her mother (Catherine Zeta-Jones) nor father (Luis Guzman are surprised to hear. Wednesday’s parents understand that she’s just being herself and protecting her brother Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez), but they also understand that if their daughter is to get a good education, she’ll need a school that can cater to her special needs.
The trailer makes it clear that Nevermore Academy, a strange school run by Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie), is a much better fit for Wednesday, with classes focused on deadly duels and otherworldly creatures. What’s more difficult to predict is whether the rest of Nevermore’s student body will be prepared for the chaos that its newest student will bring to the school when Wednesday premieres on Netflix this fall.