There are some long-running product feuds that have divided the populous: Coke vs Pepsi, Marvel vs DC, Tastes Great vs Less Filling. For horror fans, we’re often divided by which we prefer: The Munsters vs The Addams Family. While the Addams Family films were hysterical and elite, The Munsters were the superior TV Series—by a long shot!
Those who agree with me will be thrilled to learn that NBC is currently working on a Munsters TV series remake. Herman, Lilly, Grampa, Eddie, and Marilyn will be reimagined in a modern setting, with a new set of modern mores to maneuver within. Life is tough for a family of freaks in a world of normal!
The planned reboot is inspired by the original series and will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn. Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the script, with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker also executive producing. Universal Television (UTV) will produce along with Meyers’ and Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which is set up with a first-look deal at UTV.
Obviously, this project is just in its infancy, but we’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!
The original series aired for two seasons and 70 episodes from 1964-1966. It starred Fred Gwynne as the Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as mom and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen (and later Pat Priest) as their normal teenage niece Marilyn, and Butch Patrick as the werewolf son Eddie Munster.