NBC is rebooting “The Munsters” with Jerry O’Connell, best known for being married to Rebecca Romijn, as Herman Munster.
The show, which will be called “Mockingbird Lane,” will also feature Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster and Mason Cook as the werewolf Eddie. TVLine is reporting that the pilot episode will be directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects“).
The “Munsters” reboot will be substantially different from the original. Instead of a half-hour sitcom, the new version will be a one-hour drama. We’re having a hard time picturing Frankenstein’s monster and his werewolf son really selling the drama in primetime, but we’ve been wrong before. The creator of “Mockingbird Lane,” Bryan Fuller, also created “Pushing Daisies,” a show that walked the line between whimsy and drama.