October 26th on NBC viewers will be treated to the Reboot of the TV classic The Munsters with Mockingbird Lane. Created by Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies) the show will have toned down make up and features to make the Munsters more human to blend in with their surroundings. The cast features Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Portia De Rossi as Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Charity Wakefield as Marilyn and Mason Cook as Eddie. Early reviews say the show will be darker with more of an edge to it but from the preview, it looks as if The Munsters will retain most of their humor and charm. While right now, it’s simply a Halloween Special, NBC has the option for a series order if the numbers are good.
Personally, the preview doesn’t do much to gain my attention but I’ll give it a look anyway. The Munsters were a favorite of mine as reruns played on Nick at Night when I was a kid. Also, I personally can’t see Jerry O’Connell being a better Herman than Fred Gwynne.
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