I still sting from the cancellation of Pushing Daisies. I burn, I pine, I perish, etc. I miss it terribly. So as a gigantic fan of Bryan Fuller and practically everything he’s ever done–which, for the uninitiated, also includes Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, the good seasons of Heroes, and several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager–the fact that he’s taking another stab at getting his reboot of The Munsters picked up by NBC fills me with fannish joy. Because say what you will about the endless remakes of classic shows and movies that quite possibly don’t need remaking, Bryan Fuller long ago proved himself an expert in the crafting of vibrant shows about supposedly heavy topics like death, monsters, and schizophrenia.
Reports are surfacing all over the place that Fuller has been meeting in recent weeks with NBC executives about the possibility of revisiting his adaptation of the show. He’s been trying for a while, but during last year’s pilot season NBC passed on the script. Now that he’s re-writing it, they’re in talks again.
There were rumors that the revival would feature
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell as Marilyn. Bell is now attached to the new Showtime series House of Lies, so that’s not quite as possible anymore, but we’re still really curious about what will happen to this particular reboot.
While the original is classic 1960s sitcom following a family of blue-collar Monster-Americans, the re-imagining would be an hour-long, darker interpretation, albeit still a comedy. According to TV Guide, Fuller will spend more time in the reboot “exploring how the residents of 1313 Mockingbird Lane came to be.”
There will still be plenty of humor, and all the original characters are still there: Family patriarch Herman Munster; his vampy wife Lily Munster; eccentric Grandpa; eager son Eddie Munster; and strangely normal niece Marilyn Munster. Even Spot — Eddie’s pet dragon — is expected to have a role.
We’re usually a bit skeptical about these types of revivals, partially just because of the sheer volume of them. But color us completely and utterly biased, we’d trust Bryan Fuller with a show like this.
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