New Take on THE MUNSTERS is Alive!

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 11 August 2017

TV News

Here at Moonbase Alpha, we’re huge fans of The Munsters. After the 2012 reboot for the property ultimately failed to amass to anything more than just the Mockingbird Lane TV movie, now it’s being reported that plans are again afoot to relaunch this much-loved favourite of yesteryear.

As per Deadline, NBC is again developing a reboot of The Munsters, with plans in place to create a new half-hour, single-camera sitcom that “follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.”

On scripting and executive producer duties is Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman, with Sethmaker Shoemeyer Productions also behind the series.

Believe it or not, despite being a massive favourite of so many of us, The Munsters originally only aired for just two seasons between 1964 and 1966. A full-colour revival would fellow with The Munsters Today from 1988 and 1991, although that series would struggle to ever garner the same affection as the original show. Similarly, several movies of varying quality and success would be released from 1966’s Munster, Go Home! to 1996’s The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas. As mentioned, Bryan Fuller assembled quite the stellar cast for the planned 2012 reboot – Mockingbird Lane – with Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. Sadly, that series would be canned and just turned into a one-off TV movie.

As ever, expect more on this new incarnation of The Munsters as it continues to develop.

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