In an interview with “Vulture“, Actor Eddie Izzard who has been cast to play Grandpa in the reboot of “The Munsters” now titled as “Mockingbird Lane” has said that the reboot of the 60′s classic television series “The Munsters” will be darker than we will expect, he talks about his character, and why he signed up for the series.
“He is seven hundred and fifty years old, so everyone is a little too young,” Izzard joked to us last night at the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar. But seriously: What exactly is the intention with this project, which Izzard also signed on to produce? Confessed the actor, “No one has any idea how we’re going to do this, because this was not supposed to be my next move. But you’ll just have to wait and see. It’s a drama, it’s not a comedy, and so you’re just going to have to wait and see what we do with it … But if you know where The Addams Family went from a sitcom to a romantic comedy [when it was remade], ours is going to [change] even more so — but in a different place.” Added Izzard, “I think it’s going to be way darker than people expect.”
Source – Vulture
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
According to Scifi Mafia the remake to the classic might be possible even though NBC threw away the script to it. TV Guide is claiming that they might still do the show. Here’s a excerpt about it:
TV Guide is now reporting that talks of revisiting the idea have been taking place between Mr. Fuller and NBC executives. This reboot is said to be edgier and darker than the original sitcom, and may even delve into the Munsters’ origin stories. There will still be humor, and all of the original characters – Herman, Lily, Grandpa, Marilyn, and Eddie – are expected to be included in the updated version.
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