The Munsters Reboot is Official

2011/11/17 01:08:06 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Last week, we mentioned that a reboot of The Munsters at NBC was looking very likely. A new report reveals that NBC has given the green light for a pilot episode. Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) has spent the last year or so 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.

According to Deadline, "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."

Like all TV pitches, a pilot order doesn't necessarily mean that The Munsters will become a regular series. Based on the strength of the pilot, NBC may order new episodes. There is no word on casting at this time, but will report back as more information becomes available.