While Addams Family fans expected plenty of dark humor from the titular character in Netflix’s series, we weren’t quite prepared for the loaded soundtrack on offer. We reveal what song Wednesday plays on the cello and explore the show’s soundtrack.

With Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán playing the iconic Morticia and Gomez Addams this time around, Christina Ricci will also be returning to the franchise to play new character Marilyn Thornhill, even though the actor previously played Wednesday Addams in the 90s movies.

Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for Netflix, the American comedy horror Wednesday is a series based on the character of Wednesday Addams from the iconic Addams Family franchise, created by cartoonist Charles Addams.

Wednesday Addams | Official Trailer | Netflix

Wednesday Addams | Official Trailer | Netflix

What is the Song Wednesday Plays on the Cello? Does Jenna Ortega Play?

Wednesday is playing a cover of Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones when she plays the cello on the rooftop of Nevermore Academy during Episode 1.

Known as one of the band’s most recognizable songs, Paint It Black was recorded in 1966 and became a major chart success, preceding the song’s walk into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2018.

Furthermore, actor Jenna Ortega revealed to WIRED that she learned how to play the cello so she could play that part of Wednesday’s character authentically:

“Actually, I learned to play the cello for ‘Wednesday’. I started working on the cello about two months before we started shooting. I probably couldn’t play too well now just because I’ve been away from home so much working and it is something that I want to continue to pursue.”

Wednesday Soundtrack

Wednesday’s score has been composed by Chris Bacon and Danny Elfman, who both created a track list of original music for the series that you can listen to below.

In addition to the score, each episode of the Netflix series features a number of popular songs, which we have listed by episode:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

How Many Episodes are in Wednesday?

Wednesday is confirmed to have eight episodes within its Season 1 run, and since it hasn’t been billed as a miniseries, it means there is the likelihood of more to come.

Luckily, Netflix will be airing all eight of Wednesday’s episodes at the same time, allowing you to binge the series in one go.

Below, we have provided an episode guide complete with titles:

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday holding a torch over a book in Wednesday
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Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix.

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