In the 60s, there were two unconventional families next door that still live on in the popular consciousness of today: The Addams Family and The Munsters.
While the series were, by today’s standards, short-lived in their time, they both are still beloved by subsequent generations. Over the decades, there have been attempts to revive both series: TV movies, actual movies, TV shows, animated fare, on stage.
They were met with varying degrees of success and completion.
The last attempts to revive The Munsters was with 1313 Mockingbird Lane with Bryan Fuller to executive produce. Due to the pilot going vastly over budget, however, it was made into an hour-long TV special that aired during October on NBC. It was pretty good.
Now NBC is looking to revive the creepy family next door with a brand new series.
According to Deadline, Seth Myers and Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) will executive produce the project.
The series will be a half-hour project. It also features a change-up from the classic premise of The Munsters. It “follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn”.
In the series, the family lived in suburbia at the infamous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address. I do wonder how the hell hipsters will fit into this.
While the show is being developed, there is no promise that it will be brought to air. Still here’s hoping that we see the family on our screens soo.