Big News for ‘The Munsters’ Remake

Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller has been working for ages trying to get a remake of the classic show The Munsters on TV, and at long last it’s happening. NBC has ordered a pilot for The Munsters remake, taking it one step closer to primetime TV.

For those of you new to the Munsters, it was a family television sitcom that aired in the 1960s and depicted the home life of a family of monsters – vampires, werewolves, a Frankenstein-like monster…etc.

The new version of the original half-hour sitcom is re-imagined by Fuller as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original. So, this remake won’t be the silly half-hour show original fans are used to, it will instead be an hour-long drama.

Now, while NBC has ordered a pilot for The Munsters remake, it doesn’t mean that the show will actually get picked up. The pilot could bomb and we may never hear of this remake ever again. It doesn’t help that there’s a couple other projects that could impact The Munsters‘ fate. NBC is also developing a remake of Frankenstein and House producers Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend are on that project. I guess we will just have to wait and see how it plays out.

What do you think of The Munsters remake? Are you hoping everything works out and it makes it to TV, or are you too big of a fan of the original to want a remake? Personally, I never watched the original series, so I don’t mind that they’re making a remake. But, I think with all of the other highly successful paranormal shows out right now, there may not be any room for The Munsters. I am thinking it will be a big flop. What about you?

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  3. a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original.
    How could you even call it a Munsters remake without all the campy, tongue-in-cheek humor?
    What’s next, a “gritty reboot” of Plan 9 From Outer Space?
    (oops, I shouldn’t have said that, some desperate L.A. screenwriter might be reading this…)

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  5. I kind of agree I do think there should deffinitely be humor but I mean being human has lots of humor in it and it’s a drama so who knows it might work I kinda hope there’s atleast a pilot aired so it can be given a chance it could be really good even with humor but I don’t know how there gonna explain the Frankenstein esque husband and the son being a werewolf an the neice being just human

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