Eddie Izzard Lands Vampire Role in The Munsters Remake
I’ll admit, I wasn’t thrilled when I heard the news that The Munsters was being remade into a new show. Titled Mockingbird Lane in reference to the fictional family’s address in the original series at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the new show doesn’t have me all excited, mainly because I was never a fan of the original. Gasp! Yeah, I am not a Munsters fan. However, it was recently announced that the brilliant Eddie Izzard had been cast in the role of Grandpa Munster, and that, has me a bit more interested.
Mockingbird Lane has cast comedian Eddie Izzard as the lead role of Grandpa Munster, “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.”
I absolutely and totally adore Eddie Izzard, he is hands down one of my favorite comics. But, according to reports, Mockingbird Lane is going to be a drama, not a silly family comedy. Now, Eddie has been doing a lot of drama lately and he is a fantastic actor, but honestly, I would much rather see him in a comedic version of The Munsters, not an uber serious drama.
X-Men director Bryan Singer is to helm the NBC project, and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is set to write the script.
The original series – which ran alongside The Addams Family – aired from 1964 to 1966 and followed the supernatural family’s lives.
While Eddie has me more interested in the remake, I still can’t say I am too excited. Plus, it’s going to be a drama, and a Munsters drama doesn’t exactly sound awesome. What do you think about The Munsters remake?
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).