The Munsters is getting the reboot treatment for a second time.
Seth Meyers and Odd Mom Out star and creator Jill Kargman are developing a new take on the beloved sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Inspired by the original series, the comedy centers on an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves as they struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.
Kargman is writing the script and will executive produce with Meyers and his producing partner Mike Shoemaker. Their Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions banner will produce with Universal TV.
Universal TV also produced the original series, which ran on CBS from 1964-1966 and produced 70 episodes. Despite its relatively short run, the series amassed a following in syndication.
NBC previously tried to reboot The Munsters with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) in 2012. The project, titled Mockingbird Lane, produced a pricey pilot directed by X-Men helmer Bryan Singer. In a rare move by the network, NBC ran the pilot as a Halloween special in October of that year, but the project was ultimately not picked up to series.
Unlike the original Munsters and Kargman’s new take, Fuller’s version was seen as a darker and edgier hourlong drama. Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard led the cast.drama. Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard led the cast.
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