One of television's most iconic, frighteningly fun families are looking to return to the small screen, albeit in a new setting.

Deadline reports that a reboot of the 1960s TV series The Munsters is in the works at NBC from a script by Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out), who will executive produce with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.

Casting details are not yet known, but the new series is expected to be in a half-hour format with a single-camera approach. Also, instead of taking place in the California suburb of Mockingbird Heights, the new series would see the Munsters trying to blend in among their human counterparts in Brooklyn.

Back in 2012, NBC aired a one-hour (with commercials) Munsters Halloween special titled Mockingbird Lane. Developed by Bryan Fuller, the special was a pilot episode for a potential new series, but NBC didn't move forward with it.

A beloved sitcom, The Munsters originally aired on CBS from 1964–1966 and followed a family of well-meaning monsters, including the Frankenstein's monster-like father Herman, the vampiric mother Lily, their children, and Lily's undead father, known as Grandpa. The series originally aired during the same years that The Addams Family was being creepy and kooky on ABC.

Time will tell if this new take on The Munsters will be ordered to series, as it's still in the early stages of development, but we'll be sure to keep you updated as more details are revealed. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on a new Munsters series?

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