Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Return of The Munsters?

Is something news if it most likely isn’t going to happen? Last week Entertainment Weekly reported that Bryan Fuller, the guy who created the TV series “Pushing Daisies”, is working on a remake of the corny classic “The Munsters” for NBC TV. So, how will Fuller update a series about a family of vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein Monsters, and blonds in which all the jokes pivot on the premise that they don’t think there’s anything weird about being a family of vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein Monsters, and blonds for a contemporary audience? According to EW, he says it’s going to be more like a “Modern Family meets True Blood”. Trying to imagine what that would be like gives me a migraine, so I’ll offer one ray of light in this potentially disastrous project: apparently, Guillermo del Toro, who made the masterful Pan’s Labyrinth, is interested in taking some sort of behind-the-scenes role in the show. So far, NBC has only ordered a pilot, and whether or not that even gets on the air is a stretch considering that most pilots never get that far, and well, this idea is kind of insane.
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