It’s being reported that another classic TV series is well on its way to getting a big reboot.
According to sources, NBC has made an order for a pilot episode of The Munsters, based on the popular television series of the ’60s starring Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, and Yvonne De Carlo. The brand new reboot is currently being developed and worked on by TV veteran Bryan Fuller.
Fuller has an impressive resume, working as both a writer and producer on titles like Star Trek: Voyager, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and Heroes.
The Munsters combined two of the most popular genres of that time: blue collar American family sitcoms and monster movies. It featured Herman Munster (Gwynne) as a much more lighthearted take on the Frankenstein monster, his wife Lily (De Carlo) and her father Grandpa (Lewis), who were both vampires, and their children Eddie (Butch Patrick) as a werewolf and Marilyn (Pat Priest).
It’s unclear whether this modernized series reboot will ever actually find its way to your TV or not, but to help sell it, it’s being described as a mix between Modern Family and True Blood. There are also rumors that Guillermo del Toro may come on board to help create the show, likely in a producer role.