The ominous thrill of the fresh series ‘Wednesday’ is unsurprisingly fostered by the set design. The series is out now on Netflix. The dark fantasy series ‘Wednesday’ is infused with director Tim Burton’s often gothic-style vision. It centers around the iconic Addams Family character Wednesday. Production designer Mark Scruton, intel on how the universe was created. And, all of the details you won’t miss.
Here’s what to look for as you watch this series
As the series kicked off, Wednesday only wears black and white throughout the series. So, everyone else around her is in color to make her visually stand out. Miles Millar, a co-showrunner with Alfred Gough said in a press brief that, “It sounds simple but it was challenging to put into practice,” . “If you look at our background extras, for example, you will never see them wearing black or white.”
That concept extends to the sets and filming locations. Nevermore Academy is played by Cantacuzino Castle in Romania. It is meant to contrast with the nearby town of Jericho, which was almost built for the show at Buftea Studios. Also, in Jericho, everything is bright and nothing is painted black. Wednesday stands out when she is in the town. alo read:-Phoenix Suns wins over the Los Angeles Lakers , Beverley’s behavior was criticized
The most obvious visual is in Wednesday’s dorm
She sticks out among the other characters but looks more like she belongs, when she’s at Nevermore. The most obvious visual of this is in Wednesday’s dorm. She shares this with Enid, her color-loving and werewolf roommate .
Scruton tells House Beautiful, “The fun of Wednesday for me is in the opposites,” . “One day you’re working on a bright, breezy New England town, the next you’re designing abandoned crypts. Everything is in sharp relief, from the micro to the macro. It was great fun creating those contrasts on such a fantastical stage.”
There’s even a clue to the mystery hidden
The gargoyles are more than gothic architectural additions at nevermore. In the school’s “quad,” Scruton notes is more accurately a pentangle. The sculpted gargoyles represent different supernatural creatures who attend the school. The designer reveals that “There’s even a clue to the mystery hidden away up there” .
All of the gargoyle faces were designed to feature different emotions depending on what’s happening in the scene. There’s a reflecting pond, which has a sculpture of Ophelia rising out of its black water. Scruton says that,” Even the arches were designed to look like demonic faces,” . “The stonework was cast directly from the castle in Cantacuzino to ensure it all felt as one.”