So a while back, there was talk of a new remake of The Munsters for NBC, which was to be developed by Bryan Fuller, who has created several acclaimed TV series such as Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, with Bryan Singer (of House and X-Men movie directorial fame) to be executive producer. Further reports also revealed that the new series would be a "dramedy" and would explore the origins of the Munster clan.
|We're a happy family
Recently, the Moviehole website (click our title link to access the full article) revealed a list of major spoilers for the new version of The Munsters, which at the time of this writing is now retitled Mockingbird Lane (a reference to the Munsters' original home address and also a definite bid for aligning with the Troubled Family Show crowd) and has been pushed back somewhat to allow NBC to bring more attention to the project and make time to assemble the perfect cast and direction. So here's the basic skinny on this, which can be considered extremely subject to change (as per our disclaimer):
|"So I'm a werewolf. Wait... what?"
Shortly after, the Munsters arrive in crates at their new home (with Grandpa and Lily, true to their vampiric natures, reassembling themselves from huge masses of rats and spiders) and begin to settle in. Major conflicts stem from Eddie's problems with his lycanthropy and Herman's need for a new heart, which runs on a steampunk engine and is breaking down. Lily also figures in the new-heart issue: she doesn't want Herman to get a new heart because the current one belonged to Eddie's biological father. And Grandpa, who has been feeding from animals to keep Eddie from flaking out over his monster lineage, is looking forward to feeding from humans again now that Eddie's truly "one of the family..."
|"Sparkly vampires? Hmmph!!"
However, the wisest and simplest thing often has nothing to do with making television. So there you go. It remains to be seen how the new Munsters will play out, but I for one will keep an eye out to see what happens. Maybe even two. There's still some extra ones in the jar...