Melissa Hunter, creator of Adult Addams Wednesdays, revealed what happened to her YouTube series in an interview with buzzfeed. As it turns out, Hunter was forced to remove the series from her channel after receiving a cease and desist letter from The T and Charles Addams Foundation, which owns the copyright to The Addams Family.
“I have the right to counter-sue the videos and have them restored, and YouTube will probably do that, but the problem is that it exacerbates the problem and could lead to legal action,” Hunter said. “I’m such a fan and that’s why I made this show in the first place, because I think Wednesday Addams is such a fun, colorful character, especially for women. But at the moment, the series, unfortunately, is over.
Hunter also casually mentioned that while her web series was the subject of a copyright claim, a parody of adult films based on her work remains online, as do unofficially uploaded videos of “Adult Wednesday Addams” episodes.
In an interview with Mike Elder on his YouTube series boxing angeles, Hunter described Wednesday Addams as part of her childhood, and “Adult Wednesday Addams” as a project she spearheaded to release something that was entirely her own. Fortunately for those who are still interested in Hunter’s involvement with the project, even though it has ended, past episodes hosted on Vimeo are still available to watch on hunter’s personal website.