Bryan Fuller isn't giving up on Mockingbird Lane. Now that NBC plans to air the pilot as a special later this month, it appeared that the network had thrown in the towel on its Munsters redux. But Fuller—who's in Canada overseeing NBC's upcoming take on Hannibal—tells TV Guide Magazine that he remains bullish on Mockingbird, and thinks Halloween is a perfect time to get viewers on board.
"Such a different show merits a different way of getting it out to the audience," he says. "There's been tremendous support to get it out there and get people to see it, and have them make up their own minds," he says.
Fuller's modern take on The Munsters—starring Jerry O'Connell and Portia de Rossi as Herman and Lily Munster, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa—wasn't ordered to series but instead will air as a one-hour special on Oct. 26 at 8/7c. That could be the end of the long-percolating project, which had been in the works for years...
NBC will air The Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane as a Halloween special.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot, which cost NBC $10 million, will air...
Viewers might not get a chance to revisit The Munsters after all. NBC is unlikely to proceed with the Bryan Fuller reboot Mockingbird Lane, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline both report.
Fuller, however, denied the reports Monday night tweeting, "NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #MockingbirdLane was Dead Wrong. Stay tuned for updates!"
NBC's Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane, is lining up quite a cast.
The latest star to join the edgy drama is Beth Grant, according to TVLine.
Grant will play Maryanne, the paraplegic, busybody neighbor who takes a very keen interest in the strange new family next door.
Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson is set to guest-star in Mockingbird Lane, Deadline reports.
NBC's The Munsters reboot, written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Bryan Singer, is an edgy reinvention of the 1960s sitcom.