Mockingbird Lane Images Show Us The Munsters In Their New Home

By Kelly West 2012-10-16 09:09:14 discussion comments
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Headed to NBC later this month is Mockingbird Lane, a TV special - originally set to be a pilot for a potential series by Bryan Fuller - that brings the classic monster-family the Munsters back to the small screen. Since announcing that Mockingbird Lane would air as a special, NBC has released a trailer, and now we have an official description and a bunch of new photos for you to check out.

From the description NBC has provided, it seems the focus of this special is on easing young Eddie Munster into the understanding that he's a werewolf, and that puberty is going to be a whole different kind of situation for him than it is for other boys…
In “Mockingbird Lane,” sweet little Eddie Munster (Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty.  Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places -- as in all over his body -- every time the moon is full!  Eddie’s got it pretty good though.  His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula!  Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal.

Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence.  But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition.  Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.

There's a mention of Herman needing a new heart. We saw Jerry O'Connell on the table in the promo and here he is again, with Grandpa (Eddie Izzard) standing over him holding a heart.



Here we have Herman with Eddie's hand on his heart...



And in this one, Marilyn checks out the plant and animal life in the house…



And here we get a look at Portia de Rossi as Lily. Quite a banquet they have going on there…



You can view the rest of the new photos in the gallery below. Mockingbird Lane airs Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.
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