Portia De Rossi To Play Lily Munster In NBC’s ‘Munsters’ Reboot ‘Mockingbird Lane’

By | Tuesday June 12, 2012 @ 7:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Portia de Rossi, known for her platinum blonde locks, is taking on one of TV’s best known brunettes — Lily Munster. The Arrested Development and Better Off Ted alumna is set to play the female lead in NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane.

Mariana Klaveno had previously been cast as Lily Munster but the deal was contingent on her being released from ABC’s pilot Devious Maids, where she was a regular. However, Devious Maids producer ABC Studios did not release Klaveno or agree to make her a recurring on the project, which is in consideration for a series pickup at Lifetime, sending NBC back to the drawing board. Read More »

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Jerry O’Connell To Play Herman Munster In NBC’s ‘Munsters’ Reboot

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 7:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jerry O’Connell is set to star opposite Eddie Izzard and Charity Wakefield in NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. The pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Munsters’ Reboot Rolled To June

By | Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 6:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After difficulties with casting, NBC has pushed production on its Munsters pilot to June. The project, a reboot of The Munsters titled Mocking Bird Lane, was written by Bryan Fuller, with Bryan Singer attached to direct. It joins another pilot … Read More »

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Bryan Singer To Direct And Produce NBC’s ‘The Munsters’ Reboot

By | Tuesday November 29, 2011 @ 6:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s The Munsters will be brought to you by The Bryans. X-Men and Superman Returns helmer Bryan Singer is finalizing a deal to direct and executive produce Bryan Fuller’s reboot of the 1960s comedy, which recently received a … Read More »

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It’s Official: NBC Picks Up Bryan Fuller’s Reboot Of ‘The Munsters’ To Pilot

By | Wednesday November 16, 2011 @ 4:26pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Less than 2 weeks after receiving Bryan Fuller’s script for The Munsters, NBC has given a pilot order to the Pushing Daisies creator’s reboot of the 1960s comedy. Universal Television is producing the project, described as an imaginative reinvention … Read More »

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Bryan Fuller’s NBC Double: ‘Daisies’ Creator Has Two Projects Eyeing Series Orders

By | Monday November 7, 2011 @ 2:47pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Within the next month or so, Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller may have two series on NBC. He is behind two high-profile projects, The Munsters and Hannibal, both of them on a script-to-series track. Fuller originally developed a reboot of the 1960s comedy series The Munsters last season and his was one of very few scripts new NBC chief Bob Greenblatt kept in play when he took over the network in January. Greenblatt rolled the project to get it redeveloped by his team. Fuller’s new outline submitted in Septemer was received well (it was the talk of NBC’s pre-Emmy party), and his draft was just delivered on Friday. Word is that NBC, which may pull the trigger on a series order as early as this week, envisions the new Munsters as a potential summer or event series. Like Fuller’s previous series, Pushing Daisies, the  project features striking visuals mixed with all the classic Munsters archetypes. Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enought for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily’s niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and  Lily and Herman’s only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. Separately, Fuller is writing Hannibal, a drama series for Gaumont International Television and producer Martha De Laurentiis, which NBC just bought preemptively. Fuller is writing the script about based on the iconic literary and film character Hannibal Lecter against a 13-episode commitment, meaning that the script will trigger a 13-episode series if NBC likes it. Read More »

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