NBC and Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot, which bore the dubious title Mockingbird Lane, is no longer in the works at the network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which would have updated the monstrous family for the modern age, followed the spooky clan as they attempt to deal with their son’s lycanthropic nature.
Although the Pushing Daisies creator had hoped the Munsters reboot sizzle reel on-display at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con would generate enough interest for the project to move forward, apparently that didn’t happen. Unfortunately, it seems highly unlikely that NBC will move forward with Mockingbird Lane at any point in the near future. Munsters fanatics across the world are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief.
Despite reports from both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline that Mockingbird Lane is not getting picked up, Bryan Fuller has reportedly taken to Twitter to address the matter. According to him, the project isn’t nearly as dead as the internet would have you believe.
“NBC just informed me the ‘Deadline article’ regarding ‘Mockingbird Lane’ was dead wrong. Stay tuned for updates!” he wrote.
Should the project find its way to production, the Munsters reboot will feature Piranha 3D star Jerry O’Connell in the role of Herman Munster, while Portia de Rossi will handle the part of Lily, his wife. For the role of Grandpa, NBC and Bryan Fuller had decided on British comedian Eddie Izzard. According to those caught the Mockingbird Lane sizzle reel, the show and its cast had potential.
To give you an idea where producers were headed with the new version of The Munsters, Slash Film explains that the program would be a cross between True Blood and Modern Family. For those who fondly remember the original show, it’s painfully clear that Fuller and company intend to take the characters in a completely different direction.
Were you looking forward to NBC’s modernized reboot of The Munsters?