Somethings are just never meant to die and that especially goes for “The Munsters” which was last seen on television back in 1964-1966. How many people are around who even saw the show? Lots and they’ve clamored to see more of this strange family.
The powers-that-be at NBC have heard the cries of the masses and have brought the show back from the television grave yard. This time Jerry O’Connell will be playing the part of the father, Herman Munster. Way back in the dark ’60s, the great Fred Gwynne played that role and fans will have to see if O’Connell can actually fill his shoes.
The search is still on for an actress to be Lily Munster, originally played by Yvonne De Carlo.
And what about Grandpa? Al Lewis was superb in 1964 but now, some 17 years later, Eddie Izzard will be playing the head of the family. Herman and Lily’s young werewolf son, Eddie, will be played by Mason Cook.
The remake of “The Munsters” was created by Bryan Fuller who also created “Pushing Daisies.” The pilot will be directed by the executive producer, Bryan Singer.
Bryan Fuller and NBC initially wanted the show to start last year but NBC eventually passed on it but now it should be on television by the summer.
Don’t look for all laughs on the new series. It’s supposed to be an edgier and darker take on the family giving viewers some insight on the origins of Herman and Lily Munster. Fans will also find out how they arrived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Here’s hoping that the newer version of “The Munsters” will be as good as the first series and will run longer than 1964’s 70 episodes.