Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Bryan Singer (X-Men) are rebooting the ’60s sitcom for today’s audiences. This is the first official still, showing Charity Wakefield as Marilyn Munster. The new series is called Mockingbird Lane and Fuller tells EW why:
“The script is such a dramatic departure from the tone and style of the original show. If we continued to call the show The Munsters, people are just going to to think we’re doing The Munsters. We’re doing a reinvention and re-imagination of this property. I love the Universal monsters. I love The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy. There’s so many great characters we can run through this metaphor of family storytelling that it just felt it was ripe to do as a one-hour dramedy. Having all those elements to play with, the toy box is really, really full.”
Starring alongside Charity Wakefield are Eddie Izzard as vampire Grandpa, Jerry O’Connell (Sliders) as Herman Munster and Mason Cook as Eddie.