The Munsters reboot coming to NBC

Carla Harmon
August 11, 2017

It starred Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen as their niece Marilyn, and Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that The Munsters is getting a second reboot treatment, this time with NBC.

In the original series, the Munsters lived in suburban Los Angeles, but the reboot is set in NY as the "offbeat family ... struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn".


Kargman is set to write the script for the upcoming Munsters series, and will executive produce alongside Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker under the Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions banner. For those who are familiar with the original series that aired on CBS for two short seasons, between 1964 and 1966, The Munsters is beloved by almost all genre hoppers, which includes horror fans, comedy fans, and people who love great family entertainment.

While there have been attempts over the years to revive the series - most recently in Bryan Fuller's big-budget pilot-turned-NBC special Mockingbird Lane in 2012 - The Munsters has remained in TV's graveyard.

The latest version, to be written by Kargman, moves the TV family.


Since NBC is owned by Universal, hopefully the network will dictate that The Munsters take on their original forms, instead of trying to reinterpret the likes of Herman Munster for modern audiences.

As it turns out, it was the Odd Mom Out creator and star who came up with the fresh spin on the classic sitcom, according to Deadline.


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