Munsters remake, Mockingbird Lane, arrives at NBC TV October 26

// October 11th, 2012 // Moves, TV, and Music News

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Mockingbird Lane Movie

The Munsters TV ShowBryan Fuller’s Munsters remake, Mockingbird Lane, may make it to the screen after all – only it won’t be the big screen.  Rumors were circulating that the project, two years in the making, was in trouble but with plenty of money already sunk into it ($10 million), NBC was not too keen on just dropping the film altogether.  As it turns out, it may make it to the television screen in just a few weeks.  If the pilot airing goes well, we could see a new, updated Munsters series spin off from it.  According to The Hollywood Reporter:

NBC has a big decision to make regarding its high-profile reboot of “The Munsters”. After two years in development and a pilot that sources say cost a whopping $10 million, the network is said to be unhappy with Mockingbird Lane (named for the famed family’s 1313 address) and is on the verge of scrapping the whole project… Sources say the network could choose to air the completed pilot as a Halloween special (either this year or next), or it might decide to shoot extra footage and package it as a made-for-TV movie for international buyers.

Based on the goofy 1964-66 CBS comedy series about a Frankenstein-ish dad and his monstrous relatives, NBC’s new version is from writer-producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and director Bryan Singer (the X-Men movies, House) with a cast including Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster and Eddie Izzard as the Dracula-esque Grandpa.

THR is reporting that the movie will be a Halloween special to air on Friday, October 26, 2012 (right before Grimm).

Mockingbird Lane trailer below:

 

Mockingbird Lane
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, NBC
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