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Who Plays Young Morticia Addams in Netflix's Wednesday?

**Warning – Spoilers ahead for Wednesday**

Not only did the Netflix series delve into more of Wednesday’s psyche, but the show also gave us a rare look at a younger version of the character’s parents and we reveal who played Young Morticia.

Fans are waiting patiently to hear if Netflix will renew Wednesday for a second season after the debut run ended on a new mystery for the protagonist. However, the platform will likely wait to see how the first season performs before making renewal plans.

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

Wednesday Introduces Young Gomez and Morticia Addams

During Wednesday’s time at Nevermore Academy, she had a series of flashbacks relating to the Nightshades society and her parents’ time at the academy.

During one episode, we see a young Gomez and Morticia already in love at the school, when troublemaker Garrett Gates develops an infatuation with Morticia.

In the present day, we know the Jericho sheriff is adamant Gomez was behind the death of Gates, and subsequent flashbacks reveal how that scenario played out.

Wednesday – Cr. Vlad Cioplea/Netflix © 2022

Wednesday is Gwen Jones’ Acting Debut

During the Wednesday flashbacks, a young Morticia Addams is played by newcomer Gwen Jones.

The Netflix series is Jones’ first credited role in a television series or film, and she only appeared during the episode “You Reap What You Woe.”

With Jones’ debut in the bag, this could be the jumping-off point of her career, which may open the door to other roles in the near future.

Young Gomez, on the other hand, is played by Lucius Hoyos, who is known for his roles in Heroes Reborn as Jose Gutierrez and the series PAW Patrol.

Meet the Wednesday Cast

Original Wednesday actor Christina Ricci is on board the Netflix series to play new character Marilyn Thornhill, who is a teacher at Nevermore Academy. Ricci played Wednesday Addams in Sonnenfeld’s Addams Family movies.

Game of Thrones and The Sandman actor Gwendoline Christie is also part of the main lineup and Luis Guzmán’s Gomez appears in a guest role with limited screen time alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Morticia.

Check out the full Wednesday cast list below:

  • Jenna Ortega – Wednesday Addams
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones – Morticia Addams
  • Riki Lindhome – Dr. Valerie Kinbott
  • Jamie McShane – Sheriff Donovan Galpin
  • Hunter Doohan – Tyler Galpin
  • Georgie Farmer – Ajax Petropolus
  • Moosa Mostafa – Eugene Otinger
  • Emma Myers – Enid Sinclair
  • Naomi J. Ogawa – Yoko Tanaka
  • Joy Sunday – Bianca Barclay
  • Percy Hynes White – Xavier Thorpe
  • Gwendoline Christie – Larissa Weems
  • Victor Dorobantu – Thing
  • Christina Ricci – Marilyn Thornhill

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Wednesday is now streaming on Netflix.

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Jo Craig

Jo Craig is a staff writer at GRV Media reporting pop culture content on Forever Geek and brainstorming with the HITC Entertainment team. After nearly a decade in the game, Jo finds dissecting Marvel trailers for hours standard practice and still finds time to review, analyse, and research film, anime, video games and everything on the nerdy spectrum. Maintaining a strong social media presence, Jo’s passion for contributing to the geek culture community is a staple in their work and the spark behind vibrant discussions with comrades, even though some disagree that The Lord of the Rings is the best franchise.

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