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'The Munsters' Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

12 August 2017
'The Munsters' Reboot In Works At NBC From Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers

Not much is known about the series as of yet except that Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker will be producing under their Sethmaker Shoemeyer Productions label, along with Jill Kargman of "Odd Mom Out" fame also serving as the writer.

In 2012, NBC and Universal attempted to reboot the property under the helm of Star Trek: Discovery's Bryan Fuller. Herman #Munster, the version of Frankenstein's monster, was played by Fred Gwynne while his wife Lily had a classic "Bride of Frankenstein" look with Yvonne de Carlo in the role. This week, the show in question that is definitely being rebooted is The Munsters. It will be a half-hour, single-camera series, similar to the original 1960s comedy it's inspired by. Kargman came up with the new take on the idea.

The sitcom was only the second most famous monster show of the era, but was wildly popular during its two-season, 70-episode run from 1964 to 1966. That green-lighted comedy series features a cynical Ivy League professor who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot his revenge. In the original, the Munsters lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the city of Mockingbird Heights, a suburb in California.

It seems like this family of trailblazing monsters would fit right in with hipster Brooklyn-we could totally see Lily Munster enjoying a knife skills class at the Meat Hook, Eddie going to St. Ann's, Marilyn attached to a selfie stick, and Herman Munster growing a beard. Now, it appears that the promise NBC's chief Bob Greenblatt made in 2013 to bring The Munsters back is finally happening.