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Inspired by the original series – which starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Butch Patrick as werewolf son Eddie Munster and Beverly Owen/Pat Priest as normal teenage niece Marilyn – the new take “will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.”
The Munsters ran for two seasons between 1964 and 1966 before being cancelled due to low ratings; however, it subsequently enjoyed great success in syndication and spawned several spinoff movies and a sequel series The Munsters Today, which aired between 1988 and 1991. In
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Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyer’s production company, Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, have begun development on a reboot of the 60’s classic comedy TV series The Munsters.
The show, which is being developed for Universal TV and NBC, is said to be following the same format as the original show with thirty-minute episodes and will focus on the Munster family trying to stay true to themselves while living in the hipster haven of Brooklyn.
Originally airing in 1964, the series only last two years with only seventy episodes under its belt before being dropped due to low ratings after the premiere of Batman. It followed a family of friendly, quirky monsters and was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era.
All the costumes and the characters, except one, were based on the classic films from Universal Studios between the 30’s and 40’s.
The series will follow an "offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn." That family will consist of monster-like characters. In the original series the family resided at the famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane, which was a fictional address in the fictional city of Mockingbird Heights.
I don't know if you remember or not, but this isn't the first time NBC attempted to reboot the series. Several years ago Bryan Fuller (American Gods) tried to develop it as a series called Mockingbird Lane. Jerry O’Connell was cast as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi would play his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard was cast as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn.
A newly-rebooted series of The Munsters will see the offbeat family become fish out water in hipster Brooklyn...
Another '60s TV classic sit-com is being resuscitated, and this time the main character has knobs on the side of his neck for easy jump-starts. Yep, NBC is rebooting the classic sitcom The Munsters. The series will be executive produced by Late Night host Seth Meyers, and the script for the pilot is being written by Odd Mom Out creator and star Jill Kargman.
The planned series will be a half-hour, single-camera sitcom. According to the logline (via Deadline), The Munsters “follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.”
The Munsters satirised wholesome 1950s family comedies by casting classic movie monsters like vampires, Frankenstein monsters and wolfmen. It reteamed Fred Gwynne, who played 151-year-old laboratory creation Herman Munster,
Deadline reports that a reboot of the 1960s TV series The Munsters is in the works at NBC from a script by Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out), who will executive produce with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.
Casting details are not yet known, but the new series is expected to be in a half-hour format with a single-camera approach. Also, instead of taking place in the California suburb of Mockingbird Heights, the new series would see the Munsters trying to blend in among their human counterparts in Brooklyn.
Back in 2012, NBC aired a one-hour (with commercials) Munsters Halloween special titled Mockingbird Lane. Developed by Bryan Fuller, the special was a pilot episode for a potential new series, but NBC didn't move forward with it.
A beloved sitcom, The Munsters
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The network is developing a new reboot of the classic sitcom The Munsters, according to our sister site Deadline. Late Night host Seth Meyers is onboard as an executive producer, along with Odd Mom Out creator/star Jill Kargman, who’ll write the pilot script.
The new take on The Munsters will switch coasts, with the family of oddball creatures landing in hipster-infested Brooklyn, where they struggle to fit in with their neighbors.
The planned reboot is inspired by the original series and will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn. Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the script, with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker also executive producing. 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.
The development “The Munsters” reboot keeps Meyers in business with NBC, where he currently hosts the late-night series “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” In addition, the network recently ordered the Meyers-produced comedy “A.P. Bio” to series.
Kargman is repped by ICM. Meyers and Shoemaker are repped by CAA. Meyers is also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
The original series aired for two seasons and 70 episodes from 1964-1966. It starred Fred Gwynne
Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2017 takes place Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, Pa. The celluloid celebration kicks off on Friday with screenings of The Tingler (1959), Munster, Go Home (1966), a surprise 1960s monster movie, and Atom Age Vampire (1960).
The fright-filled fun continues on Saturday with screenings of five horror films: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), She Demons (1958), and Half Human (1958).
The reels begin rolling at dusk each evening and continue deep into the night. Admission is $10.00 per person and free for children 12 and under (with a parental
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Retrospective Screenings will include Daphne Zuniga appearance at the festival honoring the 30th anniversary of “Spaceballs.” Also in this category will be “The Greatest Show on Earth,” from 1952 directed by Cecile B. DeMille, which won the Oscar for Best Pictures and Best Writing in 1953. The screening will honor the closing of the Ringling Bros.
But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.
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So much for Bryan Singer, director of four of the X-Men films in the franchise, which include 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, taking a break from further future X-Men duties. He’s just signed up to take the driving seat for the pilot in Fox’s TV series which is as yet untitled.
After finishing up with last summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse Singer stated: “Right now, once this one is done, I’d like to do something really different.” and he couldn’t have chosen a project any more different with a movie about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury so aptly entitled Bohemian Rhapsody which has Mr Robot’s own Rami Malek in the lead as the legendary Mercury. Singer, who has also directed an updated 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, which is based on the Jules Verne novel, currently in pre-production, is in no way a newcomer to the TV arena.
Singer is no amateur to this franchise as he has directed; X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past (my favorite), X-Men 2, and the original X-Men. Let us also not forget that he directed one of the greatest cult movies of all time, The Usual Suspects, and he directed Superman Returns which both another writer and myself here actually liked quite a bit. The Fox X-Men TV series will be Singer's most recent venture after his TV shows Battle Creek and the Munster's reboot entitled Mockingbird Lane.
We also need to realize that this show is created by the great Matt Nix, who taught us after creating Burn Notice that Bruce Campbell is more than just Ash from The Evil Dead,
Bryan Singer is on board to direct Fox’s Marvel universe action-adventure, which had a put pilot commitment and comes from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television.
The project will focus on two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Fox ordered the pilot earlier this week. Nix will serve as executive producer with X-Men feature alumni Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.
Singer is a veteran of the Marvel universe feature world, having directed X-Men, X-Men 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
His TV directing credits include episodes of House, Battle Creek, and Mockingbird Lane.
Already in active production over at Starz, Grant joins the long-awaited series as Jack, the owner of Jack’s Crocodile Bar. It’s a fairly significant role, too, given that her character will host Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he comes into contact with Mr. Wednesday, the ancient deity played here by Ian McShane (Deadwood, Game of Thrones). E! Online’s report indicates that the actress will appear in two of the 10 commissioned episodes.
Grant’s casting also marks another collaboration between her and American Gods co-creator Bryan Fuller, after the pair worked together on Mockingbird Lane, Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies.
Thrilled To Be Working With @BethGrantActor Again! @AmericanGodsSTZ Adds Beth Grant as Owner of Jack’s Crocodile Bar https://t.co/An9ZjfqGFm
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) October 15, 2016
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