Few performers are known for their cinematic roles.

Christopher Reeve is Superman, Kevin Conroy is Batman and Christina Ricci is Wednesday Addams.

Charles Addams produced The Addams Family as single-panel comics in 1938.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said it was natural to include Ricci.

Ricci played Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and  Addams Family Values.

Actress Jenna Ortega, 20, plays Wednesday on TV.

Ricci, 42, meets her successor many times while she teaches at Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams'  new school.

After defending her brother from bullying, the 15-year-old attends a school for supernaturally  gifted students.

Gough and Millar have invited the franchise's most recognised actor to portray a new part before.

Christopher Reeve plays Dr. Virgil Swann opposite Tom Welling's Clark Kent in Smallville.