NBC Working On Reboot Of The Munsters

Posted August 12, 2017

According to Deadline, Meyers, formerly of Saturday Night Live and now of Late Night with Seth Meyers, is executive producing The Munsters reboot for NBC through his production company Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.

Kargman is set to write the script for the upcoming Munsters series, and will executive produce alongside Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker under the Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions banner. In the original series, the Munsters lived in suburban Los Angeles, but the reboot is set in NY as the "offbeat family ... struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn". (Even though the idea of Hipster Brooklyn is a little 2005, though that hasn't stopped TV Land's Younger.) This isn't the first attempt to reboot The Munsters, either. Unlike the original series, which shot in a multi-camera format, the reboot will be single-camera.

Kargman is the creator, executive producer and star of the critically praised Bravo comedy series Odd Mom Out. After a false start a few years back, the Munsters are finally returning to the small screen - and 1313 Mockingbird Lane is apparently moving postcodes.

The Munsters first premiered in 1964 on CBS and ran until 1966, when it was canceled due to low ratings.

NBC and Universal tried to reboot the series before with the pilot Mockingbird Lane, which had a larger budget.

The Munsters is perhaps one of the most well-known horror-comedy shows to come out of the post-golden age of television, an era which also featured The Addams Family that aired during the same two years. Jerry O'Connell played Herman Munster with Portia de Rossi as Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn.