The Munsters is to be remade for television by NBC.
Pushing Daises creator Bryan Fuller has been developing a reboot of the 1960s horror comedy, and after a positive early buzz, a full series order is expected to be made by the network next week, according to Deadline.
The channel is tipping is to be a “potential summer or event series.” The Munsters follows a family of horrors. Grandpa Sam Dracula assembled the Frankenstein-like Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter, the sexy vamp Lily. Lily’s niece, the glamorous Lily is considered a freak, while the couple’s son Eddie has werewolf tendencies, which forced the family to relocate to their famous address of 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Fuller developed the remake last season, and his was one of very few scripts that NBC’s new chief Bob Greenblatt kept in play when he took over the network in January. Greenblatt rolled the project back a year for redevelopment by his new team.
It will be a busy season for Fuller, who is also working on a series based on the iconic serial killer character of Hannibal Lecter.