What the hell is wrong with me? First I say that the forthcoming Warner Bros. reboot of Superman may actually turn out to be okay, and now NBC Universal’s re-imagining of The Munsters looks to be really bloody cool.
Bryan Fuller, creator of Pushing Daisies (which was excellent until season 2, and then I felt it lost it’s mojo after about 3 episodes in), is the showrunner for the remake, now called Mockingbird Lane.
After NBC Universal’s hugely successful and uttery brilliant reboot of Battlestar Galactica, I actually really hope that Mockingbird Lane (featuring Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Jerry “Sliders” O’Connell as Herman) does terrifically well. Love the early glimpse of the characters and given Izzard and O’Connell’s involvement as well as the dark and edgier atmosphere (as well as it being a comedy) – this should turn out to be well worth watching out for. Bring it on!
Just spotted this article from the Daily Fail which shows screenwriter Jane Goldman driving a modified Jaguar XK8 – similar to that as featured in the brilliant (read: makes me cry at the end) Harold & Maude. If Mockingbird Lane is a contemporary series, then this car would fit right in.
Okay, perhaps now I’ll admit that not ALL reboots or re-imaginings are terrible and lack originality. But the proof is in the eating (or in this case: viewing), so let’s see what happens when 2013 comes around (by the time I see it, probably 2014).