We live in an era of remakes and reimaginings, and The Munsters, the 1960s American television show about a family of monsters, is the latest installment to get a swift boot back into mainstream media.
According to Fangoria.com, Bryan Fuller, one of the core writers behind the television series Pushing Daisies, is credited with coming up with the reboot’s story. While the original Munsters show focused on campy, wholesome comedy and family ties, The Munsters reboot has its roots in modern-day drama, action-packed suspense, and some goofball silliness. Also, the original was only 30 minutes long, while the reboot is expected to be an hour’s worth of entertainment for each show.
The reboot of The Munsters will see the story centered on Eddie Munster, the pre-teen werewolf with a heart of compassion, who is trying to come to terms with his werewolf transformations.
As for the other characters, Herman Munster is said to be “more of a stud,” who “loves too much.” Lily Munster, the perpetually beautiful matriarch of the family, works at a pet store, where she uses her magic to get the job done quickly. Grandpa Munster is a full-blown vampire, feasting on animals and struggling with a growing urge to consume human blood. Marilyn Munster, the only true human of the family, is the show’s female sex appeal.
The show is expected to air sometime in 2012.