The return of the Munsters?

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 18, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

NBC looks to be going all horror. The network  has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic 1960s series The Munsters, supposedly to have a darker, edgier (are we hearing precisely this claim a lot at the moment about all sorts of reboots?) and less campy feel than the original, and focusing on the origins of Herman and Lily Munster and how they arrived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The whole point of The Munsters, I thought, was that it was supposed to be funny: doesn’t seem ideal material out of which to create something darker and edgier…

I imagine some readers of this website won’t have ever seen an episode of the original, so here’s a taster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75ENzqGro5A

Fuller is also working on a series for NBC based on the Thomas Harris novels. How on earth will they find a Lecter to match Anthony Hopkins? At the same time, NBC is also developing a remake of Frankenstein from House producers Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend, although we haven’t heard much about this since it was announced in August.

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