Netflix released the introductory sequence “Wednesday” via YouTube on November 8, 2022 — just over two weeks before the show debuted on the platform. Suffice it to say that it’s every bit as spooky and macabre as you’d imagine. It begins by welcoming viewers to the gates of Nevermore Academy before moving on to shots of a typewriter, book and cello. From there it takes us up a spiral staircase, through a spider web and into a moonlit graveyard where lightning strikes and crows fly through the air. It is revealed that this is all taking place within a crystal ball.
Next we see a poor teddy bear being guillotined off his head, which turns into a beetle which is eaten by a Venus flytrap. This image gives way to a flower that unfolds to reveal a full moon behind. As the clouds surround it, the shot switches to one of Wednesday’s eyes and the show’s title, “Wednesday,” and the sequence then ends. Danny Elfman’s delightfully spooky score can be heard throughout the clip, adding the icing on the cake to this intro. Granted, it runs for about a minute, so it stands to reason that many will use Netflix’s skip feature to bypass it.
All in all, the title sequence of “Wednesday” does an excellent job of preparing viewers for the upcoming show. If its quality is indicative of the show as a whole, then fans of the Addams family have good reason to be excited for this upcoming Netflix production.