Deadline: Bryan Fuller’s
THE MUNSTERS Reboot
Unlikely To Go To Series!!
Bryan Fuller: Not So Fast!!
Deadline Hollywood reports that “Mockingbird Lane,” the NBC pilot starring Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, is now considered unlikely to go to series.
But shortly after the Deadline story hit, writer-proudcer Bryan Fuller tweeted this:
"NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #MockingbirdLane was Dead Wrong. Stay tuned for updates!"
The pilot was directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “Superman Returns”) from a teleplay by Fuller, creator of “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies.”
Fuller is already plenty busy as showrunner on NBC’s “Hannibal,” the prequel to “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs” due to debut at midseason. Singer has “Jack The Giant Killer” coming to cinemas March 22.
Find all of Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.
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Oct. 2, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST
by wuher da brewer
I'm sure I wasn't the only one dreading this..
Oct. 2, 2012, 4:53 a.m. CST
Can anyone think of any other reboots that were canned when it was a good idea?
Oct. 2, 2012, 4:56 a.m. CST
Yeah, they're closed.
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST
by Evan Meadow
And is saying it will still air.
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:35 a.m. CST
by Bouncy X
well the two women in particular, it seems it may be a period show. the blonde looks 50s/60s but the mom gives off a 70s vibe. maybe its just a design choice and its modern day.
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:50 a.m. CST
didn't realize that it was shitpoop as soon as it was shitpooped out.
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST
I loved Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me. Really liked Pushing Daisies. So I was excited for this. That excitement completely went away with the casting of Jerry O’Connell. He's terrible and anything he's in is lesser for his presence.
Oct. 2, 2012, 6:58 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 7:16 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 7:25 a.m. CST
by Wyrdy the Gerbil
Miscast as fuck ..talk about killing your chances before it even screened
Oct. 2, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST
fuller should just rename it "those were the days" and have oconnell as archie bunker.
Oct. 2, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST
by Inglorious Bastard
Your interest was piqued.
Oct. 2, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST
...just to see where they planned on going with it. Hey, if it's crap, I've only wasted an hour....but I'd rather waste it on this than any one of CBS's dramas.
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST
How about a darker edgier Munsters? I got and idea: Grandpa starts cooking Meth and he convinces Herman to sell it for him.
Marylin is dating a DEA agent and Eddie is a retard.
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
but Izzard is worse. Just an appalling actor. Great stand-up, but that skill just does not translate to the acting. Maybe this re-reboot can be saved by a re-cast?
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST
Who can rescue what's left of his self-respect.
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST
by la te ral us
Oct. 2, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
So say we all.
Oct. 2, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST
Of course, he was playing a talentless asshole.
Oct. 2, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST
The original series worked because it was a family of the universal monsters- a satire of the family sitcom up to that point. For fuck's sake they had a pet dragon named "Spot.."
Oct. 2, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST
by Shaun D Lyons
The Munsters was camp, safe, tea time monsters who bore more than a little resemblence to the universal monsters. So doesnt it kinda defeat the whole fuckin point having the munsters look nothing like their pop culture counterparts - thus making the whole endeavour completely fuckung redundant? Ah! But I'm sure thet'll be some genius spin, reason for it. Yeah. Can't fucking wait.
Oct. 2, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST
Basically a family dramedy that happens to take place in a slightly dark house. BRILLIANT.
Oct. 2, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST
Ah shit, I gave Hollywood another idea.
Oct. 2, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST
Is Rebecca Romijn
Oct. 2, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST
It's a dark horror/comedy from Bryan fucking Fuller. That man is one of the few remaining geniuses in television. Who gives a fuck if it's a goddamn reboot, it's a good one at that. This story better be fucking false. -Namaste-
Oct. 2, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST
but I'd be much more excited if it were an original idea and not one that's piggybacked on a Munster's remake. From that photo I gather the NBC execs watched the pilot and said "wait, what the hell is this, where's Frankenstein?". They wanted The Munsters. What they got, good or bad, is not, I think, what they wanted. So, odds are, if they don't like it, it's probably a hell of a lot better, smarter, and more entertaining than the stuff they normally greenlight for series.
Oct. 2, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST
Sorry, not a fan. And obviously I'm not alone or Wonderfalls wouldn't have only lasted 3 episodes and DLM and PD wouldn't have been banished to the SyFy channel.
Oct. 2, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST
was when they'd go out in public and people would shit their pants in terror. Herman going to work like an avergage joe was funny; Frankenstein freak carrying a lunchbox... the show had a point, this new one is a typical, modern mess with no voice, no point and in name-only... "whatever.." O'Connell, aside from his mechanical acting, is not scary or even funny... well, he was as the fat kid in "Stand by Me..." (that should be the name of his autobiography). Singer- what the hell is hanging around this shit? He needs to stick to the X-men, get his Battlestar movie up and going...
Oct. 2, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST
Okay, obviously that bit of information had been slipped past me at some point, because I didn't know that. That's not the most encouraging bit of casting. Hey don't get me wrong, O'Connell seems like an affable guy and I dig him when he's been on Stern the last few years, but not to headline a TV series that's going to have to get its tone EXACTLY fucking right to keep its head above water.
Oct. 2, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST
Everyone's reaction to it not being picked up: "Yeah makes sense... Jerry O'Connel? No Thanks" And yet they're still considering it? l.o.l.
Oct. 2, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST
cuz you are stupid enough to be one wonderfalls got tremendous reviews and good ratings for its pilot and second epi then fox, in all its wisdom, moved the show to friday nights...and killed it you stupid fuck
Oct. 2, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST
At least that was the rumor going around anyhow.
Oct. 2, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST
And is that Tori Amos circa her American Doll Posse days standing next to him?
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST
by Crimson Dynamo
the pictures look like they're going the Tim Burton/Dark Shadows route
Oct. 2, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST
Why? I haven't seen this (I'm sure the response will be "I don't have to, I KNOW it will suck) and I would love to see it so I can pass judgement on it. The Internet must have 12 legs for all the knee jerk reactions I see everyday. I'm not saying it's gonna be great, I just don't understand why people can't just watch something anymore. Knowing something you've never seen is going to be bad doesn't impress anyone. Critiquing something in an intelligent way after you've seen it, now that's impressive.
Oct. 2, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST
by the Green Gargantua
Yea, that is because I never said it. Fuck you Mockingbird Lane.
Oct. 3, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST
Oct. 3, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST
Oct. 3, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST
I don't like the guy, I don't care if he ever gets work again, I don't care if he like falls down his basement steps and breaks his leg and starves to death down there because he can't climb back up and his wife just like immediately forgets she was ever married or that he ever existed, I mean that's how much I don't care about the guy. But if you're casting a new Munsters show how the FUCK do you not cast him as Herman. He already is Herman.
Oct. 3, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST
Wait what? They're going to do a Hannibal series on *NETWORK TV*? WHAT FOR??? No premium network = won't be worth watching.
Oct. 3, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST
I would watch the pilot of this, but it looks and sounds terrible. The Munsters have no place in today's tv programming. It'll go over slightly better than that alien neighbor show currently on. What needs to be made is a show about a group of nuclear families who plants roots in a newer cookie cutter "little boxes" type of development outside of Vegas. Have the families be trapped in a nuclear fallout shelter since the 60's. Make the community like Agrestic from Weeds and just have the family struggle with the absence of the values they've stuck by for 50 years. The drama writes itself!
Oct. 3, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST
He's normal looking, so what's the point of this show if NO ONE is fucked up or monster ugly? Never liked the guy, his stlye is always "hey look at me, I'm funny..." obvious and preening.... no thanks.
Oct. 4, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST
...is they didn't go the prequel route. Showing Herman being constructed, his initial courting of Lily before they were married, and Grandpa in action in Transylvania as "Sam Dracula."
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