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NBC Working On Reboot Of The Munsters

August 11, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
The Munsters

Deadline reports that NBC is working on a reboot of The Munsters. Seth Meyers and Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) will executive produce. It will be a half-hour, single-camera series, similar to the original 1960s comedy it’s inspired by. It will follow members of an “offbeat family” who try to stay true to who they are but fit in in “hipster Brooklyn.” In the original, the Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the city of Mockingbird Heights, a suburb in California. The original ran from 1964-66 on CBS.

Kargman will also write the script. Sethmaker Shoemeyers will executive produce, as will Mike Shoemaker. Universal TV will produce. Kargman came up with the new take on the idea. She tracked down the rights to Universal TV. Meyers, who has a producing deal there, came on board.

NBC and Universal tried to reboot the series before with the pilot Mockingbird Lane, which had a larger budget. It was an hour-long series written by Bryan Fuller, with Bryan Singer directing. Jerry O’Connell played Herman Munster with Portia de Rossi as Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn. It aired as a Halloween special in 2012 but didn’t go forward as a series. AT the time (January 2013), NBC chief executive Robert Greenblatt said: “I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again. We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour.

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