The Addams family started…in 1938 by a man named Charles Addams. Addams drew the Addams family for The New Yorker, but they were one-panel cartoons. The characters were unnamed and the story of the family didn’t fully develop until the television show began.
The television show ran from 1964 to 1966 and was shot in black and white. Due to the popularity of the television show, animated shows were made as well as feature-films, television movies, and video games. Several movies were produced in the early 90s, keeping the family legacy alive.
In 2010, the Addams family was adapted into a Broadway musical. This talented cast pulls off the grim family with a fun musical comedy that makes you wish it would never end. Currently on Broadway, Brooke Shields stars at Morticia and Roger Rees at Gomez, who took over for Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane.