A new installment of the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” will most likely be remade for the modern era. Bryan Fuller first developed his remake of The Munsters last year, but it was passed over for other pilots at the time. Fuller has met with NBC executives in recent weeks about revisiting his adaptation of the 1960s black-and-white classic.
Cue the fire blast from Spot the dragon and the eye rolling from moi. Honestly, “Does this really need to happen?”
Don’t burn me at the stake just yet – I’m not actually hating on “The Munsters.” The scripts were kitschy, the sets were detailed and gorgeous, and the Herman Munster and the other characters had way more depth than that other creepy family down the road. I’m just tired of series, toys and movies getting reboot after reboot. Knock it off, Hollywood!
On the other hand, it’s reported this isn’t going to be The Munsters just as they were in their original run in the 1960s. They’re getting a darker, gritty re-imagining like most remakes nowadays. Fuller plans to dive deeper into the origins of the how the Munster family came to be.
So who knows? Maybe this Munsters-spawn will work. It’s been done before to questionable success in the 1980s, but maybe Bryan Fuller can make people care about haunted houses and spooky families again. I guess his track record is pretty solid, if you count “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies” as solid.
Oh, who am I kidding? I love all of those shows, so Fuller will work some mojo, and I’ll probably end up eating Fruity Pebbles in front of the “New-New Munsters Today In Pieholeland” every week.