Last week, NBC was rumored to be giving the boot to Bryan Fuller’s Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane. Apparently, the darker twist on the old show wasn’t enough to impress them, even with Bryan Singer directing the pilot. Now, however, it looks like the gun-shy company may be attempting to recoup some of its losses by airing it regardless of series potential. Though still up in the air, the pilot may make its way to television as a stand-alone project or, if they can get some extra footage put together, as a full-length TV movie.
The reason given by NBC for giving up their $10 million and 2-year investment is said to be because of the location that Fuller chose to use. They wanted a solid, discernable location for the show’s setting as opposed to the semi-real world that Fuller preferred. And as we all know, television executives are much better than producers and directors when it comes to judging the creative content of a project.
All I have to say about this is – LAME. This is one show that I actually had some hopes for, given the decent cast and Singer directing. The only good thing to come out of this is that I may get to watch the pilot a bit earlier than it was originally intended to air.
What do the Nerdreaders think? Is NBC just too vanilla to take a risk with Mockingbird Lane’s dark and potentially cultish appeal? Or was this just a bad idea from the start?
Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up.