The Classic 1960s Series THE MUNSTERS is Getting a Reboot at NBC
The classic 1960s monster comedy series The Munsters is making a comeback! NBC is rebooting the series which will be developed by Seth Meyers (SNL) and Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out).
The series will follow an "offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn." That family will consist of monster-like characters. In the original series the family resided at the famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane, which was a fictional address in the fictional city of Mockingbird Heights.
I don't know if you remember or not, but this isn't the first time NBC attempted to reboot the series. Several years ago Bryan Fuller (American Gods) tried to develop it as a series called Mockingbird Lane. Jerry O’Connell was cast as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi would play his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard was cast as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn. The pilot aired as a Halloween special in 2012. I don't remember it being that good and the studio passed on the project.
Kargman is apparently the one who came up with the new take on the series and she will write the script and executive produce it.
Deadline reports that the series will be a half-hour comedy single-camera show. I think the series has potential. I loved watching reruns of the original series when I was growing up. It'll be interesting to see if they can actually pull it off and deliver a great show.