“The Munsters” Remake In Development For NBC
NBC is developing a revival of the ’60s sitcom The Munsters, TV tattles tell Entertainment Weekly.
The Peacock has ordered a pilot of remake about the classic comedy about the clan at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. All the members of this supernatural family were derived from legendary movie monsters — except of course for “Plain Jane” Marilyn. The Munster Family was headed up by World War II veteran Herman (Fred Gwynne), a Frankenstein-esque blue-collar funeral home employee. He lived with wife Lily Dracula and her dad (played by Al Lewis), his werewolf son Eddie (child star Butch Patrick), and “normal” niece Marilyn.
Debuting in black-and-white in 1964, The Munsters ran for 70 episodes before being cancelled in 1966 when ratings plummeted after Batman debuted in full color. Despite it’s short shelf life on the small screen,The Munsters have remained a pop culture staple in the years since the show left the airwaves, spawning several made-for-TV specials and the popular spinoff series The Munsters Today in 1988.
The latest incarnation of the show has been described as “Modern Family meets True Blood” and is being written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.