We've been reporting on the upcoming reboot of The Munsters at NBC since August, and have been interested to see what talent Bryan Fuller would bring on board to help create his re-imagining of the classic TV series. A new report reveals that Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects) is in talks to direct the pilot episode and come on board as an executive producer.

Two weeks ago, NBC gave The Munsters pilot episode the green light. Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daises) has spent much of this year developing a new version of The Munsters that is said to be an edgier, slightly darker hour-long show that explores the origins of how the residents of 1313 Mockingbird Lane came to be.

“Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention of The Munsters as a visually spectacular one-hour drama… Word is that the network envisions the new Munsters as a potential summer or event series. Like Fuller’s previous series, Pushing Daisies, the project features striking visuals mixed with all the classic Munsters archetypes. Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily’s niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman’s only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.”

This isn't Bryan Singer's first venture into TV, as he also directed the pilot episode for House and is an executive producer on that show as well. If he signs on, this will definitely help with the visually striking look that they are trying to accomplish, although we're still curious as to how they'll successfully mix the new edgier/darker take with the humor the original show is known for.

Source: Deadline