NBC Rebooting The Munsters TV Series with Bryan Fuller

The Munsters TV Series

Apparently losing the steady paycheck of “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies” has done nothing to harm Bryan Fuller’s prospects in the TV biz. The busy writer/producer is now the proud owner of two series currently gestating over at NBC.

Earlier this month, Fuller and NBC were working on a TV series based on the early life of Hannibal the Cannibal (from the “Silence of the Lamb” films), and today finds Fuller getting a pilot order for a rebooted version of “The Munsters” TV show, based on the 1960s TV series of the same name that ran for a short two seasons.

The Munsters is a “monster” family led by Herman Munster, a Frankenstein-type played by Fred Gwynne. HErman lives with his wife Lily (I’m honestly not sure what she’s supposed to be), their werewolf son Eddie, Grandpa who is a vampire, and Lily’s niece Marilyn, the “freak” of the family who happens to be very normal to everyone else.

The original show was played for laughs, but apparently Fuller’s version will be a “visually spectacular one-hour drama” in the same vein as Fuller’s “Pushing Daisies”.

Via : Deadline