Well, I can’t say that I am quaking in my boots about this news, to be honest.
I have been pretty down on NBC and Bryan Fuller’s remake of The Munsters for quite some time now and it seems that I might not be the only one. The higher-ups at NBC might also be less than enchanted with the show.
According to THR, NBC are on the verge of scrapping the show altogether despite it being two years in the making and already having cost an estimated $10 million to produce.
According to THR,
“Fuller and Singer are said to have had differing opinions about the visual style of the pilot. And sources say NBC execs were adamant that the Munsters family should exist in a contemporary real-world setting, creating a fish-out-of-water feel for the characters and storylines, while Fuller preferred a more visually stylistic world akin to his critically acclaimed Pushing Daisies. Reshoots were ordered, but the final pilot is said to have come in below NBC’s expectations. And with the in-demand Fuller now busy shooting NBC’s 13-episode Hannibal series, based on serial killer Hannibal Lecter of The Silence of the Lambs, he’s not able to focus on saving the Munsters project. So NBC has been left to consider all options to salvage its investment in the property.“
Sources say the network could choose to air the completed pilot as a Halloween special (either this year or next), or it might decide to shoot extra footage and package it as a made-for-TV movie for international buyers.
Either way, all is not rosy on Mockingbird Lane… More as it comes.
Mockingbird Lane stars Jerry O’Connell (Scream 2, Piranha 3D) as Herman, Portia De Rossi (Scream 2) as Lily, Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie, Ocean’s Thirteen) as Grandpa, Charity Wakefield as “normal” Munster, Marilyn, and Mason Cook as Eddie. The pilot will be directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns).
Mockingbird Lane will focus on 10-year-old Eddie Munster who is unaware that he’s a werewolf, and that his family is composed of terrifying creatures. The madness begins when a baby bear attacks a scouting trip, only it turns out that this “bear” is actually Eddie transformed into a werewolf. Eddie is unaware of his metamorphosis and it forces the family to move in order to protect the family secret. The coming of age story gets weirder as he fights against his family when he learns of a shocker: they’re a family of flesh-eaters!
Lily Munster has an eating disorder and eats suicide victims. Grandpa Munster is a 600-year-old shapeshifter, and Marilyn Munster was adopted when her mother tried to eat her as a baby.
SOURCE – THR