I thought THE MUNSTER’S reboot, MOCKINGBIRD LANE, faded away, but apparently it only got quiet. According to deadline.com, Eddie Izzard is in final negotiations to star in and produce the project being developed for NBC.
Izzard is the first actor cast in the pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer. Mockingbird Lane is described as a reinvention of the 1960s sitcom about a family of “monsters” that has striking visuals in the vein of Fuller’s ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies.
I’m not liking the comparison to PUSHING DAISIES!! But Izzard will play the role of “Grandpa,” formerly played by Al Lewis. “Grandpa” is
the Munster family patriarch, a powerful, ancient vampire with an irrepressible twinkle in his eye. He can shapeshift into rats, wolves, and other creatures at will, but he’s also dapper and charming in a fedora; he is a Don Juan-type womanizer with penchant for flashy, sexy outfits.
Izzard was originally offered the role back in January but was unable to commit due to scheduling conflicts. Due to casting difficulties NBC pushed the pilot back to June and focused on “the show’s visual style and settings.”
I’m a fan of Izzard’s and he might draw me back to this project … a little bit. What do you think?