‘The Munsters’ is getting a TV reboot set in “hipster Brooklyn”
Sixties sitcom staple The Munsters is getting a TV reboot that will have the family of monsters and ghouls trying to fit into "hipster Brooklyn." Seth Meyers is one of the executive producers and the show is being helmed by Jill Kargman whose book Momzillas was turned into series Odd Mom Out. More from Variety:
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 as the Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as mom and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen (and later Pat Priest) as their normal teenage niece Marilyn, and Butch Patrick as the werewolf son Eddie Munster.
I actually think this idea has potential if they get the tone right. (Even though the idea of Hipster Brooklyn is a little 2005, though that hasn't stopped TV Land's Younger.) This isn't the first attempt to reboot The Munsters, either. Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) tried in 2012 with 1313 Mockingbird Lane, which starred Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard and was actually pretty good, though NBC only aired the two-hour pilot.
The original series had some fun with beatniks and bikers as you can see in this clip from episode "Hot Rod Herman"...