THE ADDAMS FAMILY, clockwise from right: Raul Julia, Jimmy Workman, Christina Ricci, Dana Ivey, Anjelica Huston, Carel Struycken, Judith Malina, Dan Hedaya, 1991. ph: Melinda Sue Gordon / © Paramount Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection
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The project would mark Burton's first foray into live-action television.

Tim Burton circles a live-action television series from "The Addams Family," inspired by the beloved characters from the cartoons of Charles Addams and the 1964 television series produced by David Levy. Deadline first reported on the news that Burton is also in talks to direct and produce all of the episodes in this latest version of the horror comedy franchise.

MGM Television, which controls the IP rights, funded the series' development. Deadline reports that there are numerous top bidders involved, including Netflix. Smallville and Into the Badlands' creators and executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will serve as lead writers on the program and will serve as executive producers alongside Burton.

According to the report, the new live-action series will be set in the present and told from the perspective of Wednesday Addams. The character was last voiced by Chloe Grace Moretz in the 2019 animated film "Addams Family" and in previous iterations by Christina Ricci in Barry Sonnenfeld's 1991 live-action film "The Addams Family" and its sequel, "Addams Family." "Depicted values ​​from 1993." In the 1960s she was played by Lisa Loring. A sequel to the latest animated film "The Addams Family 2" will be released on October 8, 2021 by United Artists Releasing in the USA. Moretz is owned by Charlize Accompanied Theron, Bette Midler and Oscar Isaac, Bill Hader, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg and more.

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The news comes as "The Addams Family" begins a revival rollout this weekend in all theaters currently open in the US. During its original running time, the film had box office sales of more than $ 191 million. Tim Burton reportedly directed the film with Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia in 1991 while he was working on Batman Returns.

Burton similarly ditched classic television for his 2012 fantasy film, Dark Shadows, which is based on the 1970s TV series. His best-known television project was the executive producer of the animated series "Beetlejuice", which is based on his cult classic from 1988 and ran from 1989 to 1991 for four seasons. In 1993 he also produced the cartoon series "Family Dog".

Burton's last film was another live-action remake, "Dumbo" in 2019. Previously, he ran Miss Peregrine's Home for Special Children.

IndieWire has reached out to MGM representatives for comment.

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