I said it before and I’ll say it again – I am super-pleased with the upcoming Munsters remake, Mockingbird Lane. I try to keep up with all the news to see how it’s going, but it looks like this time Screenrant was a little savvier than I was. They managed to secure some new pictures of the sets and cast that give a little more insight into what the new series will look like.
Being headed by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me), the new series will follow the Munsters characters down a darker path and explore a little more of the realities of how being a member of an outcast monster family might play out. Cast currently consists of Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Mason Cook as Eddie, Charity Wakefield as Marilyn and Eddie Izzard as GrandpaMunster.
When asked about it, Fuller had this to say about his new creation:
The Munsters actually do what monsters do. They eat people and they have to live with the ramifications of being monstrous. It’s like grounding it in a reality because the half-hour was a sitcom, we saw the monsters: they were monsters on the outside and weren’t monsters on the inside. For us, they’re monsters outside and inside, and we get to double our story.
Everything is a metaphor for something that you can identify with in a relationship. The fact that Herman is in a constant state of decay and he’s married to someone who doesn’t age. We get to play with all those insecurities. The fact that he was made by his father-in-law and then has to live up to those standards; he’s always trying to find his own identity.
Mockingbird Lane will be visiting television sets on NBC starting “sometime” next year.
Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up.