May 19 (UPI) -- Scream and The Fallout actress Jenna Ortega has signed on to play the titular heroine in Netflix's eight-episode series, Wednesday.
The streaming service described the show as a "live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale" about one of the younger members of The Adams Family.
The kooky clan has appeared in television, films, video games and stage musicals.
"The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday's attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago -- all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore," said a synopsis for Wednesday.
Al Gough and Miles Millar are the showrunners.