Tim Burton and The Addams Family is an incredibly obvious combination that makes complete sense, so it didn’t come as much surprise when the filmmaker renowned for his Gothic aesthetic became attached to a small screen reboot of the property. The titular clan have been the subjects of countless adaptations since making their print debut in 1938, but something about Burton’s style makes his in-development series an exciting prospect regardless of how many times we’ve seen the characters before.
The Addams Family doesn’t have an official home as of yet, but the last we heard, Netflix were putting together a lucrative offer to have Burton set up shop on their platform. Illumination Entertainment and Universal currently hold the rights, but they’re focusing on the animated expansion of the brand, with the sequel to 2018’s surprise box office hit set to hit theaters next October.
Johnny Depp was inevitably named as the frontrunner to play patriarch Gomez given his long association with Burton, but the actor’s recent setbacks may have a damaging effect on his immediate career prospects. Oscar Isaac was also touted as a potential contender, but fans are now throwing their support behind The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal, as you can see below.
— Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy) December 21, 2020
— Lisa Marie (@mk3zombie) December 21, 2020
PEDRO PASCAL AS GOMEZ ADDAMS PLEASE IM BEGGING
— ❂ katharine ❂ ☮︎ (@REXALORIAN) December 21, 2020
I keep seeing it floating around the FB, and I have to agree.
"I must implore y'all to consider Pedro Pascal as Gomez Addams!!"
— Aunty Otter™ and Newt (@GusAndLeo) December 20, 2020
Let's make The Addams Family part of the Star Wars lore. Gomez is Mando in retirement.
— Max (@NorthernFrog3) December 21, 2020
i've had oscar isaac fancast as gomez addams for so long and now someone said pedro pascal and idk how i'm supposed to make decisions.
— Runedolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 🦌 (@dayoffgoth) December 22, 2020
— Arrest Breonna Taylor's Killers (@ZodMagus) December 21, 2020
🗣 CAST PEDRO PASCAL AS GOMEZ IN AN ADDAMS FAMILY REMAKE YOU COWARDS
— hannaH (@hannahlucille16) December 22, 2020
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— Carmen Melendez (@deathcab4carmen) December 20, 2020
Addams Family – Pedro Pascal as Gomez and Violet Chachki as Morticia. No further questions.
— tân (@gormen_ghastly) December 16, 2020
— Denimchikins (@denimchikins) December 21, 2020
— Bethzaida Patterson (@onlybetholivera) December 15, 2020
@PedroPascal1 as Gomez Addams. This is the way.
— Michelle (@pechemignonne) December 22, 2020
i read somewhere about how perfect it would be if @PedroPascal1 was cast as gomez addams and I CAN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE!
— lei ann 🌺 (@leiannoffduty) December 22, 2020
Pedro pascal would make an amazing Gomez Addams
— Laurel Powell (@Laurelista) December 22, 2020
— Azia Malaysia 🍋 (@heyaziaa) December 16, 2020
Depp, Isaac and Pascal are all fantastic actors in their own right, and each of them would bring something distinctly different to the character of Gomez. And though Tim Burton might have a track record of collaborating with many of the same names on a regular basis, with The Addams Family still a long way away from beginning production never mind hitting the small screen, we might not be hearing any official casting news for a while.