News: It's Alive! THE MUNSTERS Reboot On Its Way

Written by Kris Heys Thursday, 11 August 2011

Movie News

Hot on the heels of the yesterday's exhilarating news that we're getting a HONG KONG PHOOEY movie, comes the announcement that yet another cherished property is getting the remake treatment. This time - the 1960's comedy series THE MUNSTERS.

DEAD LIKE ME creator Byan Fuller will oversee the new TV show for NBC, and plans to take the show in a different direction tonally, with a view to making it "darker and edgier" in an hour-long format. I guess it's safe to assume that it won't come with a laughter track this time around.

Will it be better than the last attempt at a remake, THE MUNSTERS TODAY back in 1988? Good god we hope so...

Can you believe that ran for 72 episodes, 2 more than the original series?! Mind boggling.

Is a darker, edgier MUNSTERS hour-long something you'd like to see? Is Fuller the right guy to go with? Let us know with your comments below!

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0 #2 Claudia Whitehouse 2011-08-12 00:27
this could be pretty interesting. dead like me was an excellent show. mildly interested to see what an 'edgy' munsters will look like..
+1 #1 Robin Pierce 2011-08-11 22:52
Normally, I like to give any remake the benefit of the doubt and try to approach in a non pre-judgemental way, open mindedly. But this? No ! Just NO!!!!
I've recently watched the original episodes on DVD and without the amazing comedy timing of Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis, it just won't work. The Munsters Today proved that, as did that Here Come The Munsters TV movie (1995) made after Fred Gwynne's passing where the original cast cameoed.

This is a terrible idea - just imagine for example, The Simpsons without Dan Castellaneta's voice - it'd be THAT bad.

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