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.
It looks like the folks at NBC are itching to reboot America's first family of horror, those lovable Munsters, yet again. The only member of the Munsters' household who was human was Lily's niece Marilyn (Pat Priest).
According to Deadline, Meyers, formerly of Saturday Night Live and now of Late Night with Seth Meyers, is executive producing The Munsters reboot for NBC through his production company Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.
Kargman is set to write the script for the upcoming Munsters series, and will executive produce alongside Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker under the Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions banner. Portia de Rossi starred as Lily Munster and Eddie Izzard brought Grandpa back to life for another round of blood sucking in the reboot of The Munsters.
This is the third possible version of The Munsters, after NBC tried to bring it back as Mockingbird Lane, a pilot executive produced by Bryan Fuller (American Gods, Hannibal) and directed by Bryan Singer - yes, the X-Men director and producer.
The updated series will feature the family trying to stay true to themselves while living in the hipster haven of Brooklyn, a twist on the original's suburban California setting. The series' episodes will be a half hour long.
The Munsters now is reverting to its original half-hour comedy format. Perhaps one of the reasons the original show is still endearing to audiences is that, while the show is a comedy, it reminds them of Universal's classic monster movies like Frankenstein and Dracula.