Another week, another story about NBC possibly or definitely rebooting a former fan favorite. Last week it was The Office and 30 Rock possibly being revived by the network. This week, the show in question that is definitely being rebooted is The Munsters.
The comedic sitcom first aired on CBS for two seasons from 1964-1966. Thanks to Jill Kargman, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, the oddball family of monsters is not only making a comeback, but they’re also moving to Brooklyn according to Deadline.
The original family in the 60s show lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Mockingbird Heights, which was said to be a suburb in California. Kargman (Odd Mom Out, Intern) will write the new scripts and Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live) will executive produce alongside Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live).
Deadline reported Kargman came up with the idea for the new show and then found out Universal TV had the rights. At that point she turned to Meyers to help EP the show seeing as he already had a producing deal with Universal TV.
This isn’t the first time a Munsters revival has come close to airing on NBC. A couple years ago NBC and Universal looked into rebooting the show with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies, American Gods) set to write.
At the time in 2013, here is what NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt said about a possible reboot of The Munsters:
“I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again… We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour.”
The new version of the show set in Brooklyn will be released in half-hour installments when it is officially rebooted.