Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ is the ‘Addams Family’ spinoff we deserve.
It’s been almost a year since Netflix made its first big push into original programming with a new comedy series called “Glow,” a dramedy starring and loosely based on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David. Now, after a second season, it’s launching its first breakout show, “Wednesday,” an anthology comedy based on the animated series of the same name.
Created by Craig Schulz and produced by David Hoberman, the show is also produced, written and directed by Hoberman. It debuts at 10 p.m. on Feb. 10. It tells the comedic tale of a group of young adults who have seemingly nothing in common but their shared love of cartoons. At a Halloween party, they are visited by a mysterious woman who takes them under her wing and takes them on a road trip through their innermost fears.
“In general, when I look at comedy or drama, there’s a natural storytelling voice at work, and we see that in this series,” Hoberman said.
Schulz went from working as an actor at Nickelodeon in the early ’90s to producing a series about a family of superheroes for Cartoon Network, which is now The Boondocks. He moved on to creating “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” co-created by David, before moving on to create “The Eric Andre Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Schulz said he was watching TV in his native New Jersey and seeing the great shows that were going to television. He watched “The Simpsons” and was drawn to the combination of a unique family of characters and a unique comedy, both written and created by Matt Groening, an “Avengers” character and the voice of Mr. Burns.
“I found that ‘Simpsons’ and ‘Curb’