We're so excited for Bryan Singer's new show Mocking Bird Lane... & the cast is fabulous but we're a little concerned about casting Jerry O'Connell being cast as Herman Munster since let's face it lady, every pilot O'Connell touches turns to SH!T!
A reboot of The Munsters, it is intended to be written and executive produced by Fuller as a one-hour drama with "spectacular visuals". It is to explore the origins of the Munster family and to be darker and edgier, while retaining plenty of humor. It is reported that the costumes and make-up for the characters will be heavily toned down to resemble humans.
NBC confirmed ordering the pilot episode in November 2011, and announced in January 2012 that it would be called Mockingbird Lane, a reference to the Munster family address at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. It was also reported the costumes and make-up for the characters will be heavily toned down to resemble humans. NBC has recently taken the pilot for Mockingbird Lane out of the Fall 2012 schedule, reportedly to give it more attention, so production will begin in the summer, indicating that the pilot will air in 2013.
Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster
Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster
Eddie Izzard as Grandpa (Sam Dracula)
Charity Wakefield as Marilyn Munster
Mason Cook as Eddie Munster
Beth Grant as Maryanne, the paraplegic, busybody neighbor who takes a very keen interest in the strange new family next door.
Cheyenne Jackson as Scout Master Steve, a widower and leader of Eddie's (Cook) scout troop who becomes smitten with Lily (de Rossi).
On March 20, 2012, former The Riches star Eddie Izzard was announced by NBC as "Grandpa", the first of the prospective series' main roles to be cast. More recently, British actress Charity Wakefield has joined the cast, playing Marilyn Munster, Lily's niece, and Spy Kids 4 actor Mason Cook as Eddie Munster. On June 4, 2012, it was announced that Jerry O'Connell has been cast as family patriarch Herman Munster who series writer-producer Bryan Fuller describes as "essentially a zombie in a constant state of decay." On June 5, it was announced that Mariana Klaveno has been cast to play his wife Lily, contingent on her being released from her contract on Devious Maids. However, on 12 June 2012, it was announced that Portia de Rossi would play the role.
Bryan Singer's on set twink of the Week:
Meet Kenneth Rayes! Of course we wouldn't forget to include the onset production HOLE!! We wouldn't be surprised if Daddy Swinger has a weekly twink rotation stipulated as part of his terms of agreement.
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