Along with the Halloween masks and costumes, October is rich with great television, and today’s news involves the iconic horror monster family of the 1960s, The Munsters.
Mockingbird Lane, the remake of The Munsters from creator Bryan Fuller (creator of Pushing Daisies), will premiere on NBC on October 26, just in time for Halloween.
But there’s some confusion as to whether this is a stand-alone reboot or the start of a series. According to the Los Angeles Times, the series reboot “didn’t make it past the pilot stage,” and NBC has been rumored to have already killed the project.
Hollywood Reporter, however, reports that Fuller tweeted news regarding NBC continuing the project.
I suppose we’ll simply have to watch the premiere episode to find out exactly what’s going on with this reboot. Regardless, of the show’s longevity, though, NBC has said that the reboot has a “darker edge and tone.”
“We wanted this to look like if Hitchcock was directed a Harry Potter film,” Fuller told Hollywood Reporter, claiming that he was “inspired to retell the Munsters story after seeing Tim Burton’s art exhibit in New York.”
“This is about embracing the freak of your family and being proud,” said Fuller, who hopes to incorporate famed monsters from Universal Studio’s horror library.
Here’s the reboot’s trailer:
The episode is currently scheduled to air on October 26 at 8pm Eastern and Pacific times, followed by a Halloween-themed episode of Grimm. We’ll be watching. Will you?