Ready to go back to 1313 Mockingbird Lane? Months ago, we reported that Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller was developing a remake of the classic black and white TV series, The Munsters. Well, it looks like the project is finally going to be made.
Fuller first started working on the project last year. Though NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt liked the general idea of the remake he passed on Fuller’s script. This summer, Fuller met with NBC execs again to revisit the project.
He submitted a new outline in September and a new script earlier this month. Apparently this one was more of what NBC was looking for. The network has now ordered a pilot and if things go well the new Munsters would likely debut as a summer or event series.
While the original 1964-66 series was a fantasy half-hour sitcom, Fuller’s take is much edgier and a slightly darker hour-long drama. Supposedly Fuller is looking to explore the family’s origins and all of the familiar characters are expected to be part of the show.
While it was expected that the series would have plenty of humor in it (this is Brian Fuller after all), the latest word is that the show will be “a visually spectacular one-hour drama.”
Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick, Pat Priest, and Al Lewis starred in the original Munsters series which ran for two seasons on CBS. The 72 black-and-white episodes became more popular in reruns and spawned reunion movies and a 1980s syndicated revival, The Munsters Today.
What do you think? Are you interested in visiting a new version of The Munsters?