Brian Fuller's MUNSTERS Remake Gets NBC Pilot Greenlight
Published: November 17, 2011 - 7:28am
The Pushing Daisies writer has been working on a script based upon the 1960s horror themed sitcom for some time now and his efforts are finally finding fruition with the blessing of TV exec Bob Greenblatt.
The show's principle characters remain very much unchanged from the original with the family patriarch Grandpa Sam Dracula putting together a monster (without the "U"), the only man befitting his vivacious vampire daughter Lily. Thus, Herman Munster is born. Also living with them are the couple's freakishly normal niece Marilyn and their son Eddie, who begins to manifest the traits of a werewolf during puberty. Added into the mix for the updated version will be Hannibal based upon Dr. Lecter of the Thomas Harris written novels and film adaptions.
The new Munsters series will be an hour-long sitcom that will have a keen focus on visuals. Brian Fuller originally developed the project for production next year, but it was held over during NBC's restructuring during that time. Universal TV will be producing the pilot, which is set to initiate what might be a Summer or special event release. The one thing that may hinder its momentum is a pilot order for a similarly horror-themed Frankenstein based drama from the creators of House.