A live-action Netflix series based on the daughter of the creepy, kooky Addams Family, Wednesday Addams, is in development.

The project is simply titled 'Wednesday'.

Having first been created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams family have been adapted for both television and film.

The 1991 movie, and its sequel 'Addams Family Values', are the versions people are most familiar with. The films starred Christina Ricci as Wednesday.

In 2019, an animated feature based on the family hit the big screen. Chloe Grace Moretz voiced the morbid daughter in that version.

There's no word yet on who'll be playing the titular role in the character's first solo vehicle.

But here's what we know so far.

The spin-off series will comprise of eight episodes and is being described as a "coming-of-age comedy" for YA audiences.

Tim Burton is directing and Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote it.

The show follows Wednesday's years as a student at Nevermore Academy as she harnesses her psychic abilities and attempts to thwarts a monstrous killing spree that is terrorising the town.

She also tries to uncover the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents, Oscar and Morticia Addams, 25 years ago. At the same time, she'll establish new and complicated relationships with her eccentric fellow students.

The series marks Burton's TV directing debut.

Netflix honcho Teddy Biaselli said in a statement: "When we first heard the pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts.

"They nailed the tone, spirit and characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story...

"Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy."