I posted about how NBC Network is rebooting the 60′s classic television series “Munsters” and the new series will be called “Mockingbird Lane.” Recently, NBC postponed the series because they claimed that they haven’t cast anyone for the series, well, according to TV Line, Eddie Izzard has been cast as “Grandpa.”
Sources confirm to TVLine that the former Riches patriarch is nearing a deal to play Grandpa in the high profile pilot, which is now being called Mockingbird Lane.
The role was originated by Al Lewis in classic ’60s version.
The project, which was originally slated to go into production this month but got pushed back until early summer due to casting issues, is being stewarded by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and X-Men auteur Bryan Singer. Whereas the original was a comedy, the remake is being billed by NBC as a “visually spectacular one hour drama.”
Source – TV Line