'Munsters' Reboot on the Chopping Block Again
NBC executives don't know what to do with the $10 million project
The future of "Mockingbird Lane," NBC's pricey and high-profile reboot of "The Munsters," is once again in peril.
Network executives are unhappy with the pilot, which has been in development for two years and cost an eye-popping $10 million to make, and are on the verge of killing the production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Apparently, writer/producer Bryan Fuller ("Pushing Daisies") and director Bryan Singer ("X-Men" flicks) don't see eye-to-eye on the pilot's visual style.
To make matters worse, "Mockingbird Lane," which stars Portia de Rossi, Jerry O'Connell and Eddie Izzard, was created under a pre-Bob Greenblatt (he's NBC's entertainment chairman) regime. In other words, it wasn't his show so Greenblatt has less of a vested interest.
To be fair, Greenblatt did order reshoots of "Mockingbird Lane," based on "The Munsters," which aired on CBS from 1964-66. But even after the reshoots, the pilot didn't meet expectations and now Fuller has his hands full with NBC's 13-episode Hannibal Lecter series based on the iconic killer from "The Silence of the Lambs."
Meanwhile, NBC could make "Mockingbird Lane" (named for the Munster's famed address) a Halloween special or a made-for-TV movie.
Why can't Hollywood just create new original shows????
Nothing will be as good as the original Munsters. Leave them alone!!!!
Kill it now and leave our memories intact....nothing will replace the original.
A remake of the Munsters is a WHOLE LOT better than some of the CRAP shows on t.v. today! Who gives a big rats a$$ about REALITY shows.........pleeze......they are garbage!!!
Bring on the Munsters, The Adams Family and etc!!!
Herman doesn't look even close to being a monster/munster. This is why remakes suck. Did someone not watch the first make? Don't see this going anywhere