This month began with some rather sour news regarding NBC’s reboot of The Munsters – called Mockingbird Lane. Deadline reported that the network was not happy with the pilot and was not going to take it to series. Showrunner Bryan Fuller responded, via Twitter, saying there was no truth to this. But now a new report – stemming from The Hollywood Reporter – reveals just what NBC might do with the pilot.
According to the outlet, the network might package it as a Halloween special or do some additional shooting and turn it into a made-for-TV movie that it can sell to international buyers. Ouch.
THR says the project was plagued by conflicting visions. Bryan Singer and Fuller apparently had “differing opinions about the visual style of the pilot.”
In the show, Jerry O’Connell plays Herman Munster, Portia De Rossi is Lily, Eddie Izzard is Grandpa, Mason Cook plays Eddie and Charity Wakefield is Marilyn.