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I’ll admit, my memory of what few Munsters reruns I may have seen in my lifetime is vague, so my interest in a remake of the series was marginal at best... until I saw the name Bryan Fuller attached to it. It’s my perception that The Munsters, like The Addams Family, was what passed for dark humor in the ’60’s. And who does dark humor in today’s television better than Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies creator, Bryan Fuller?
Casting is moving forward for the much-buzzed-about Munsters reboot at NBC, Mockingbird Lane. The second of the main characters to be cast is Marilyn, the rare Munster who is not supernatural, and again it’s a Brit taking the role. Charity Wakefield will play the role created by Beverly Owen and then played by Pat Priest in the original series
It sounds like NBC’s Munsters reboot is managing to get past some of the problems with casting on the high-profile project. Splashy British comedian Eddie Izzard is in final negotiations for one of the leading roles in the pilot, that of Grandpa Munster – a role he was first offered back in January.
Among the TV pilots to receive an early order is the revival of a classic TV series from the ‘60‘s. Whether or not it proves to be as charming and funny to viewers as the original did remains to be seen. While NBC’s The Munsters reboot may have a title, it doesn’t have a cast yet. This little snag in the development of the project has reportedly resulted in a production delay.
The latest news on the Munsters reboot from NBC is that the pilot has been given a new name. Leaving behind the original series title as part of their efforts to make it clear that this new project is really just based on the classic show and not a remake, the network has come up a new name that doesn’t take the legendary family far from its roots.