Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Arts&Culture | By Spencer Underwood

NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot Will Take Place In 'Hipster Brooklyn'

NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot Will Take Place In 'Hipster Brooklyn'

NBC is rebooting the 1960s classic "The Munsters" with Seth Meyers and "Odd Mom Out" creator Jill Kargman, according to Deadline. Kargman is writing the script and also executive-producing alongside Meyers. Deadline is reporting that the show will be rebooted for a modern day telling (yes that means COLOUR), following "members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn".

The cast for the series would reunite for some feature films as well, including the theatrically-released Munster, Go Home! in 1966 and the made-for-TV movie The Munsters' Revenge in 1981. It reteamed Fred Gwynne, who played 151-year-old laboratory creation Herman Munster, with Al Lewis, who played the ancient vampire Grandpa, from the '50s comedy auto 54 Where Are You? Universal Television (UTV) will produce along with Meyers' and Shoemaker's Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which is set up with a first-look deal at UTV.

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This is the latest attempt to reboot the series. Unlike the original series, which shot in a multi-camera format, the reboot will be single-camera. Under Meyers and Kargman at NBC, the reboot will relocate from sunny Mockingbird Heights to "hipster Brooklyn" in NY.

The original series followed the lives of the family, headed by Herman Munster-originally played by Fred Gwen-as they tried to navigate life in their fictional middle-class neighborhood Mockingbird Heights. Directed by Bryan Singer, developed by Bryan Fuller - bringing his trademark Pushing Daisies stylings - and starring Jerry O'Connell as the patriarch Herman, NBC ultimately passed on the series and aired the pilot as an hour-long Halloween special.

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