Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

'The Munsters' Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

'The Munsters' Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

According to Deadline, NBC is developing yet another reboot of the "60s "horror"-comedy series The Munsters from Late Night host Seth Meyers and Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman". But Herman wasn't the only monstrous entity in the household: Herman's wife, Lily (Yvonne DeCarlo), was a vampire, as was her father, Grandpa (Al Lewis); while Herman and Lily's son, Eddie (Butch Patrick), was a wolf-boy. For those who are familiar with the original series that aired on CBS for two short seasons, between 1964 and 1966, The Munsters is beloved by almost all genre hoppers, which includes horror fans, comedy fans, and people who love great family entertainment. Under Meyers and Kargman at NBC, the reboot will relocate from sunny Mockingbird Heights to "hipster Brooklyn" in NY.

Kargman is writing the script, and will exec produce with Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker. Universal Television (UTV) will produce along with Meyers' and Shoemaker's Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which is set up with a first-look deal at UTV. Most notably, their famous address, 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Heights, will be ditched for the more familiar setting of Brooklyn, New York. When it wasn't picked up, it was released as a Halloween special in 2012 to very little fanfare, with a cast that included Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard. The new version of The Munsters will be developed this year for next pilot season. NBC also pulled the plug on a planned reboot of Coach. Munsters is the latest in the reboot or revival category as the phrase "everything old is new again" is being taken seriously at TV studios. On the flip side, the forthcoming Will & Grace refresh seems to be generating a lot of positive buzz.

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