Warning: this text comprises main spoilers for Wednesday.
Wednesday‘s release has seen the Addams Family return to the mainstream, with it rebranding itself as a Riverdale-esque murder mystery. Breakout star Hunter Doohan has revealed how he managed to keep the grueling secret to himself.
The Netflix series, executive produced by Tim Burton, definitely nailed its overall tone and mystery, with it seeing Jenna Ortega give perhaps a definitive portrayal of Wednesday Addams. But she isn’t the one one to shine, with co-star Doohan giving a superb “nice guy” efficiency within the collection as Tyler.
What makes it stick so exceptionally properly is, after all, Wednesday’s large twist in episode seven. He isn’t only a barely dorky cute man, he’s truly a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde-model killer. Literally named Hyde in his monstrous alter ego, simply to ensure you get the purpose. Doohan spoke to Entertainment Weekly about retaining secrets and techniques and the way quickly he knew of his character’s true intentions.
“I found out toward the end of the audition process, right before my final chemistry read and network test with Tim [Burton] and everyone. They told me Tyler had a dark secret, and I asked them if it was the secret. They wouldn’t reveal that but I had enough of a clue to at least try to show some colors of that in the final audition.
“And then after I was cast, [creators] Al [Gough] and Miles [Millar] had like an hour and a half phone call with me where they ran through everything and told me the whole story.”
Doohan was additionally adamant about ensuring the twist wasn’t foreshadowed too clearly, or given an excessive amount of of an early sinister mild. He remembers wanting the tub scene eliminated as a result of he felt it was too suspicious for him to not find yourself being the monster.
“Yeah, I remember it’s such a cool moment but I remember asking them to even take out the bathtub scene because I thought that was too suspicious. I was like, ‘I don’t want anyone to know!’ Because I personally hate spoilers, but it’s fun to talk about it now. I’ve done so many interviews where I just lied my ass off and all I could say was, ‘I’m a barista.’”
Tyler is final seen being rescued by paramedics within the season finale, with him nearly sure to return for a second season ought to it’s renewed.
Wednesday is obtainable to stream on Netflix.