Gwendoline Christie Scores a Spooky New TV Role

Game of Thrones fan fave Gwendoline Christie has been cast in a highly anticipated new show. Get the details!

By Lauren Piester Sep 15, 2021 6:17 PMTags
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Ser Brienne of Tarth has found herself a new charge. 

Gwendoline Christie, who played the fan-favorite knight on Game of Thrones, has been cast as Principal Larissa Weems in Wednesday, Tim Burton's Wednesday Addams series coming soon to Netflix. The show follows the young Addams family daughter, played by Jenna Ortega, as she attends Nevermore Academy and gets up to all sorts of supernatural fun. 

She's got new psychic abilities to master and a killing spree to investigate, plus she has to solve a supernatural mystery that once involved her parents, played by guest stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán

Unfortunately, it does not sound like Christie's Principal Weems will be a great ally to Wednesday, since according to Netflix, she "still has an axe to grind with her former classmate Morticia Addams," a.k.a. Wednesday's mom. 

Good luck to Wednesday, because if we know anything about the responsibility-driven characters Christie tends to play, she could be in for the fight of her life.

2021 TV Premiere Dates

Christie is, of course, best known for playing Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. She spent basically the entire series risking life and limb for the Stark family, and then went to the dark side as Captain Phasma in The Last Jedi. Now, she's taking on the education of some spooky children. 


Wednesday also stars Issac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, George Burcea as Lurch, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker, Iman Marson as Lucas Walker, William Houston as Joseph Crackstone, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago, Oliver Watson as Kent, Calum Ross as Rowan and Johna Dias Watson as Divina.


The eight-episode first season is coming soon to Netflix.

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