NBC isn’t going to let the $10 million they spent on the Mockingbird Lane pilot go to waste. According to THR, the cancelled Munsters reboot starry Jerry O’Connell is returning from the grave a few days before Halloween–presumably before being tossed off into an abyss of digital repeats.
The pilot will air on Friday, October 26th at 8 PM, followed by an episode of Grimm.
The planned series, produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects), was all set to take a fun and silly 60’s TV show with a Frankenstein’s monster in a funny car, and really get to what made the Munsters tick: angst at being outsiders in suburbia. Jerry O’Connell was set to play said Frankenstein with Portia de Rossi reviving the part of his wife Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.
Apparently the whole project fell victim a change in management at NBC and disagreements between the two Bryans about the direction the pilot should take. Fuller’s now full dedicated to gettting Hannibal’s 13 episodes done, leaving no one around to resuscitate this oddly-conceived project.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]