Just When You Thought The Munsters Reboot Was Dead, Along Comes Eddie Izzard!!

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?

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2 Responses to Just When You Thought The Munsters Reboot Was Dead, Along Comes Eddie Izzard!!

  1. Debra says:

    Woops I forgot to hit the “notify me of any follow ups via email” button, so if you reply to that last comment, could you please reply to this one instead because otherwise I’ll probably never know about it. 🙂

  2. Debra says:

    I love Eddie Izzard and frankly this has renewed my interest in what I had basically decided was another beloved childhood memory being torn apart by the wolves. It also gives me hope because of the fact that one of the reasons I had turned my back on this originally was because it was not sounding like a comedy at all, and I can’t imagine that Eddie could ever not be funny, so now I’m a bit more hopeful. 🙂
    (btw, maybe I missed the post but have you written up anything about Darren Lynn Bousman’s new project, The Devil’s Carnival yet? Its road tour starts next month, and I’m attending the Austin stop.)