NBC approves pilot remake for The Munsters

NBC has picked up Bryan Fuller’s pilot for a new version of The Munsters.

The 60s sitcom, which ran for two seasons starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis, is being touted as an imaginative reinvention and a visually spectacular one-hour drama. Scary.

It’s still hard to believe anybody could improve on Fred Gwynne (others have tried) but Fuller has form with the arresting Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me. He is likely to shift the series from being a character comedy to a darker -and possibly twisted- take on the origins of the family.

Fuller and NBC first made an attempt to revive sitcom last year, with the network ultimately passing.

Other US remakes in development lately include Wiseguy, Bewitched, Beauty And The Beast, The Rifleman and a Dallas sequel.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

28 Comments:

  1. Classic TV shows are well established brands and have an established audience base which is probably one of the reasons why they keep doing this. At least the producers of Dallas are on the right track by continuing on from the original series and not totally wrecking it by re-imagining an idea that was great to start with.

    These remakes/reboots never stand up to the original and usually fail or have very short runs compared to the original. These remakes do however get people interested enough to check out the original series.

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