It’s with a degree of disappoint that the news came this week that NBC was abandoning Mockingbird Lane, a modern re-imagining of The Munsters from writer Bryan Fuller and director Bryan Singer, in favor of burning off the pilot as a Halloween special. Of course, that’s better treatment than Wonder Woman got a couple of years ago, but still, what could be so horrible about the finished Mockingbird Lane project that NBC wants to air it out and bury it fast?
The answer may shock you, and can be determined for yourself after the jump:
So yes, not much is revealed, but there’s not honestly anything here that makes me want to run for the hills and shriek with terror. In fact, I’m kind of looking forward to it now.
Here’s the plot description:
In Mockingbird Lane, sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places — as in all over his body — every time the moon is full! Eddie’s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula! Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.
Now obviously all judgments will be reserved until Friday, October 26th at 8 pm EST, but are you Bastards starting to wonder if maybe the network blew it with its treatment of Mockingbird Lane? I won’t venture a guess, but you can below.
Source: Geek Tyrant