Zombie Pumpkins! wrote:A visually spectacular hour-long supernatural drama, with dark an edgy themes? Typically I'd be all over that. But why transplant my beloved campy Munsters into that genre?
Why not come up with unique cast of similar monster people? The existence of other shows (everything from The Addams Family to True Blood) proves that you can have monstrous characters that aren't named Lily and Herman.
Portia de Rossi has joined the revamp of 60s TV show The Munsters.
The former Ally McBeal star - who is married to US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres - will play the matriarch of the family, vampire Lily Munster, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Portia will join Eddie Izzard and Jerry O'Connell in the new series, which will be called Mockingbird Lane, a reference to the family's address at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Eddie will play Grandpa Munster and Jerry will star as Lily's husband, Herman Munster. Mason Cook will play Lily and Herman's werewolf son.
The original Munsters series aired from 1964 until 1966 and followed the home life of a family of comical monsters with special powers. Yvonne De Carlo played Lily in the original show.
Mockingbird Lane will be written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Bryan Singer.
But in addition to loving their family, they also eat people. They do the things that monsters do. Lily hides under the Golden Gate Bridge and catches suicides as they fall and feeds off them. Grandpa actively plots to control the neighbors and make them his blood slaves. If monsters truly moved in next door, they would truly be doing the things that monsters do, so we wanted to tell that story.... So we go very monstery. If we are going to do monsters, let’s do monsters. I think we are going to see the Creature from the Black Lagoon; we are going to see the Phantom of the Opera…. It will be celebrating all those great Universal horror icons that should be celebrated.
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