Where was Wednesday filmed? Jericho, the Academy House & all the Locations

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Netflix's Addams Family spinoff focuses on the adventures of Morticia and Gomez's teenage daughter. Wednesday is attending the school for monstrous misfits Nevermore Academy, located near the town of Jericho, Vermont.

The gothic settings are a good fit because Wednesday was filmed in and around Bucharest, Romania, at the gates of the mythical and historical region of incredible beauty, Transylvania.

Wednesday and Enid's room

Co-directed by the visionary genius of Tim Burton, the titular role of the series is played by young actress Jenna Ortega, who already starred in The Fallout and Yes Day.

Completing the main cast are Emma Myers as werewolf student and Wednesday's roommate Enid Sinclair, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, The Sandman) as principal Larissa Weems, and Hunter Doohan (Your Honor) as Tyler Galpin.

Wednesday Jericho

Christina Ricci, who became famous after playing her brilliant portrayal of Wednesday Addams in the '90s movies, joins the cast as the mysterious professor Marilyn Thornhill.

Welcome to Jericho, the Nevermore Academy, and our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Wednesday.

Wednesday's Academy

Wednesday Academy
Founded in 1791, the Nevermore Academy is an educational facility for supernatural beings such as vampires, werewolves, sirens, and gorgons.

Nestled in the Carpathian Mountains between Bucharest and the historical city of Brasov, the exterior of the boarding school was filmed at Cantacuzino Castle.

Of course, a bit of CGI was called to transform this impressive complex, built by a Romanian prince in 1911, into Wednesday's academy.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Wednesday house
However, many interior rooms, including Larissa Weems's office (pictured) and the oval hall with a staircase are located in the elegant Monteoru House (Palatul Monteoru) in Bucharest.

The spectacular medusa's fireplace is part of the set dressing and doesn't exist in the real house.

Did you know that before the Second World War, Bucharest was so beautiful that the city was known as the Paris of the East? This palace witnessed the splendor and the opulent days when the Romanian capital thrived in the 19th century.
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Ophelia Hall
One of the key locations in the academy, the Arabic-inspired courtyard, is one of the multiple sets built at Buftea Studios outside Bucharest.

Other sets included Wednesday and Enid's room in Ophelia Hall, Joseph Crackstone's crypt, Pilgrim World, and the secret library of the Nightshades society.
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Nevermore Academy greenhouse
The Nevermore Academy greenhouse where Mrs. Thornhill teaches the students about nature is an actual location.

This is one of the old greenhouses of the large Bucharest Botanical Garden, which opened in 1891.
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Casa Niculescu-Dorobantu
Also, the magnificent Niculescu-Dorobantu manor in Bucharest served as the interior of some areas of Nevermore in the sixth episode.

Decorated with gorgeous stained-glass windows, pointed arches, and gargoyles, this mansion resembling a Neo-Gothic cathedral survived the troubled history of Romania's 20th century.
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Wednesday's Jericho

Weathervane Cafe
Inspired by New England architecture, the production built the entire town of Jericho, Vermont, on a lot at Buftea Studios.

The Wednesday town set is located near the Colentina River, pictured in the background.

Wednesday town
You can still see the layout of the Jericho set in Google Maps, next to the studios!

The Weathervane Cafe, the city hall, and the church were almost completely constructed, but the rest of the buildings are basically just the facade.

Royal train station in Sinaia
The Burlington station was filmed at the monumental royal train station in Sinaia, the town where is located Peleş Castle.

Situated near Cantacuzino Castle, Peleş Castle was the former summer retreat of the first king of Romania.

This national landmark was featured as the palace of the 2019' Netflix movie A Christmas Prince, set in the fictional Kingdom of Aldovia.
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Raven Island
Production designer Mark Scruton said to House Beautiful that the Poe Cup race on Raven Island in the second episode, "Woe Is the Loneliest Number", was filmed between Branesti Lake and Sterbei Lake near Bucharest.
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Conacul Olga Greceanu drehorte
The Gates Mansion in episode six, "Quid Pro Woe", is the Neo-Byzantine style house of the turn of the 20th-century Romanian writer and painter Olga Greceanu in Bâlteni village.

The crew transformed the surroundings of this national monument to look abandoned and rundown for the shoot.
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1 comment:

1- Anonymous - Dec 11, 2022, 7:22 AM
Also, the train station was the royal train station in Sinaia.


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