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Bryan Fuller’s Mockingbird Lane is Officially No More


Fans of lavishly designed, quirky, pseudo-fantastical Bryan Fuller productions have been expecting this for a long time. According to the showrunner’s twitter, NBC has officially and finally passed on the ambitous remake of The Munsters.

I caught the pilot of the series, repackaged as a standalone Halloween special (you might still be able to watch it on NBC.com) and can see why NBC was a little wary: it pretty clearly cost a lot of money in sets and special effects (both digital and physical). Unless the thing was a success on a huge scale, it was probably not going to pay for itself.

The good news for Fuller fans is that this leaves him free for a number of interesting projects, including but not limited to a Silence of the Lambs prequel series with Gillian Anderson, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne, Eddie Izzard, and Gina Torres; and the rumored Pushing Daisies stage musical, which would actually give the series a proper conclusion.

Which would you rather see?

(via Bleeding Cool.)

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  • http://zadl.org/ Captain ZADL

    Well, I’d really rather see Mockingbird Lane get picked up by another network, but failing that I’ll take the Silence of the Lambs prequel.

  • http://twitter.com/KatePolton Kate Polton

    While I was happy to see Jerry O’Connell I didnt think it was all that great a show.

  • http://twitter.com/EmberDione Kim Pittman

    It was not a very good show, so I am not really surprised.

  • http://twitter.com/IAmSteamgirl Steamgirl

    I really liked it, and I am really, really, horrifically afraid of cannibals, so I would take Mockingbird Lane over Hannibal Lecter any day. Sad day, sad day.

  • http://twitter.com/MiaQGirl Mia V.

    I thought Eddie Izzard was wonderful in the pilot, but the rest of the show felt a little unbalanced to me. Like it just couldn’t quite figure out the tone it wanted to go for.

  • http://twitter.com/MiaQGirl Mia V.

    I thought Eddie Izzard was wonderful in the pilot, but the rest of the show felt a little unbalanced to me. Like it just couldn’t quite figure out the tone it wanted to go for.

  • http://twitter.com/Beautyandthefat Erica Chanel

    i love his shows and they keep getting canceled they are so good and creative, Im bummed.