Halloween Special Planned for Munsters reboot

The Munsters reboot we’ve been tracking closely ever since we heard the pilot for the in-development series would open with Eddie Munster at summer camp has been creating a lot of news lately with entertainment blogs sparring over reports and details of the show’s death and rebirth. It’s all been confusing to follow, but the latest report seems to suggest we might end up seeing an updated version of Eddie Munster at summer camp, after all.

Entertainment Weekly reported yesterday that the “high-concept update of the ’60s black and white comedy” the network has already sunk $10 million into, will be reworked into a one-hour Halloween special slated to air on the Peacock network on Friday, Oct. 26.

NBC will pair the pilot with a special episode of Grimm dubbed “La Llorona.” Rather than offer an explanation as to why the project from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) was abandoned as a potential series, the network released this statement from Entertainment President Jennifer Salke: ‘This exciting new take on a memorable series will definitely blow out conventional wisdom and create its own legacy. Teaming this new show with a terrifying episode of Grimm makes the perfect pre-Halloween fright-fest.’

Mockingbird Lane will star Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie and Charity Wakefield as Marilyn.

UPDATE: Mockingbird Lane now has a trailer, which doesn’t show Eddie at summer camp but does show him (briefly) in his scout uniform.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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