'Munsters' reboot in the works at NBC

  • 'Munsters' reboot in the works at NBC

'Munsters' reboot in the works at NBC

It was aired once on Halloween which starred Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster.

In the original show, which ran from 1964 to 1966, the Munsters lived in California. That, of course, leads us to the next question: who will fill the shoes of Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster?

The new Munsters series will gain inspiration from the original, but the half-hour single-camera sitcom is making one major change to the classic family -NBC is taking The Munsters to NY. It will be a half-hour, single-camera series, similar to the original 1960s comedy it's inspired by. The only member of the Munsters' household who was human was Lily's niece Marilyn (Pat Priest). The pilot failed to generate a series, but that apparently hasn't stopped NBC from giving the reboot another go.

This will be the second attempt to reboot the show and producers will reportedly be doing a new take on the sitcom, which will feature the offbeat, lovable monster family, just trying to fit in, while the hipster culture moves into Brooklyn around them. Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the script, with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker also executive producing. Now, it appears that the promise NBC's chief Bob Greenblatt made in 2013 to bring The Munsters back is finally happening. It was an hour-long series written by Bryan Fuller, with Bryan Singer directing.

Among the characters, the original family featured a sweet Frankenstein's monster, a loveable Dracula and a young version of Wolfman. Regardless of your feelings of the concept, Variety has confirmed that Seth Meyers is producing another reboot of The Munsters.