Munsters remake officially dead

News Louisa Mellor 2 Jan 2013 - 06:51

Mockingbird Lane, Bryan Fuller's remake of sixties sitcom The Munsters, has been officially dropped by NBC...

“I tweet with a heavy heart. NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.” And with those 140 characters from producer Bryan Fuller, NBC's two-years-in-gestation, $10 million reboot of The Munsters was laid to rest.

Our US chums may have caught the feature-length pilot of Mockingbird Lane screened at Halloween, but that's the last we can expect to see from the remake, which starred Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, and Eddie Izzard as Herman, Lily and Grandpa Munster.

After a change in NBC chairperson, reported creative disagreements between producer Fuller and pilot director Bryan Singer, and extensive reshoots, Mockingbird Lane didn't have a smooth journey from page to screen, and the plug being pulled at this point comes as little surprise.

Next up for Star Trek: Voyager, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies' Fuller is NBC's The Silence of the Lambs project, Hannibal, which recently added Gillian Anderson to its already-impressive cast. Mads Mikkelsen plays the titular antihero, joined by Laurence Fishburne and Hugh Dancy. Expected to debut in 2013, we'll bring you more on NBC's thirteen-part series Hannibal as it arrives.

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