Netflix revealed who will play Uncle Fester in ‘Wednesday’… What do you think?

Netflix has been slowly leaking news for its addams family spinoff Show, Wednesday. We first learned that Jenna Ortega would be playing the titular Wednesday Addams when the show was announced. Then, in August, they tweeted about the rest of Wednesday’s immediate family, much to Twitter’s anger and delight. So far, we have Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gómez, and Isaac Ordóñez as Pugsley. That still left one big question on everyone’s mind: Who plays Uncle Fester? The creepy bald uncle of the famous Goth family has been a fan favorite since Christopher Lloyd’s portrayal in ’90s movies. Netflix has finally let the black cat out of the bag on who will play the new Uncle Fester:

Fred Armisen, who you may have known for a long time saturday night live sketches or your favorite hipster sketch show Portland, plays Uncle Fester. He’s certainly an interesting choice, especially considering he’s well known for being terrible to anyone unfortunate enough to date or marry him. Ex-wife Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, The invisible man) described her time with him as “extremely traumatic, horrifying and horrible”. Ex-girlfriend Alice Lancaster called him a sociopath. She has even admitted that he is a lousy partner.


Want to see how Armisen will fare as Fester? Netflix released a new version of the Wednesday trailer, this time with a focus on the man himself:

The creepy gothic vibes certainly work well with the new Fester’s aesthetic. But would Armisen still be a good Uncle Fester? That’s the real question, and Twitter users have some hilarious reactions to the news.

Some people hate the casting of Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester…

Yes, but...
I feel like the film crew is literally casting any random actor who would play the characters for cheap money...sorry folks, but Chris Lloyd is still the most authentic Fester of all time!
He'll probably do well in the role...but the way they hyped the reveal, I was expecting a more shocking choice.
Why was this kept hidden?  Keep it hidden when people would flip it over.

While some love the idea…

Someone who hates Fred?  Right to jail.
A great choice for Fester.  This show really looks like it is going to far exceed all expectations.
I love the Addams Family, Tim Burton and Fred Armisen so much I can't wait to see this!  A dream come true.

And others are simply taking the opportunity to make a joke.

Vin Diesel was not available?
Was Danny DeVito busy?

What do you think of the casting of Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester? you are going to see it Wednesday when does it come out later this year? If you were hoping Netflix would release it in time for Halloween, I hate to break the news to you: The show starts on November 23, 2022. But grab your popcorn because it looks like it could be quite the show (Fred Armisen’s performance notwithstanding).

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