The Munsters is one of my all time favorite shows and I’m excited to hear that it’s being brought back, although as a remake. Director Bryan Fuller says “We want this show to be an American Harry Potter… To have that sense of a magical world that you get to go to with your family and find stories told in a fantastical way that are instantly relatable. It’s an American Horror Story that the whole family can watch.”
Of course, the original Munsters was far from being horrific. From Herman’s cooky head bolts and facial expressions to Grandpa’s crazy basement exploits, the show was pretty funny.
Portia de Rossi is going to play Lily Munster. This photo of Yvonne de Carlo and Portia de Rossi side by side gives a good idea of de Rossi’s potential likeness to the original character of Lily, albeit with some stage make up on. I can also see Portia quirking an eyebrow or two like Yvonne.
De Rossi will play alongside Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn and Mason Cook as Eddie.
Audiences are assured that Mockingbird Lane will stay true to the original, but I’ll guess we’ll have to see. The remake will air on NBC.