Bryan Fuller Remaking THE MUNSTERS at NBC

     September 30, 2010


With Halloween just around the corner, what better time to find out from EW that Bryan Fuller, the man behind such series as Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies, is working on a contemporary take on the 1960’s sitcom The Munsters. In addition, there’s a rumor going around that Guillermo Del Toro is looking to get involved in the project. The comedy series followed a family of monsters and their exploits that often resulted in mocking classic monster movies, and popular culture of the era from other TV series like Leave It to Beaver. Unlike The Addams Family, Herman, Lily, Eddie, Marilyn and Grandpa Munster were a little more grounded and a little less well-to-do.

If anyone other than Bryan Fuller were attached to this series remake, I would kill it with fire, but his unique style and storytelling seems perfect for an off-kilter family of monsters like this. In addition, if del Toro’s involvement means we get a comedic tone similar to that of Hellboy then I’m all in. Apparently the series (which only has a pilot ordered thus far) is described as Modern Family meets True Blood. Maybe del Toro could get Ron Perlman to play Herman? Seems like a crazy idea and a long shot, but it would certainly be interesting. What do you guys think?