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‘Wednesday’: Thora Birch Departs Netflix’s Addams Family Series For Personal Reasons

‘Wednesday’: Thora Birch Departs Netflix’s Addams Family Series For Personal Reasons

Exclusive: Thora Birch has exited Wednesday, Tim Burton’s live-action Addams Family series for Netflix. The series, which is filming in Romania, stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams during her years at Nevermore Academy.

“Thora has returned to the States to attend to a personal matter and will not be returning to the production,” a rep for series producer MGM said in a statement to Deadline.

According to sources, Birch is dealing with a family illness.

I hear Birch had finished filming the bulk of her series regular role as Tamara Novak, Wednesday’s dorm mother and the only “Normie” on staff at Nevermore Academy with a focus on all things botanical.

The role will not be recast, with producers looking to add a new character to the show’s first season, I hear. It is unclear whether that character will take over for Tamara and help close out her

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