The Munsters reboot eyed at NBC
After more than 50 years away, The Munsters might be coming back to TV. NBC is looking to reboot the series with the help of Seth Meyers and Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman, EW can confirm.
The Munsters first premiered in 1964 on CBS and ran until 1966, when it was canceled due to low ratings. Despite those ratings, the show went on to become a cultural icon for its wacky premise as a typical family sitcom that replaced humans with monsters.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, this possible revival will follow a similar premise, with “members of an offbeat family” struggling to coexist with non-monsters in “hipster Brooklyn.” Kargman is writing the script and also executive-producing alongside Meyers. The script still needs to go through the pilot process before seeing the light of day, if at all.
The network previously planned to bring The Munsters back in 2012 with Hannibal and American Gods‘ showrunner Bryan Fuller at its helm. Titled Mockingbird Lane, the series was set to star Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard. NBC ultimately decided not to move forward with the show, though they did air the pilot as a Halloween special that year.
At the time, Fuller described Mockingbird Lane as “an American Harry Potter.” NBC’s latest version, however, would be a half-hour sitcom, like the original.