NBC may be too frightened to take a trip to Mockingbird Lane after all, according to Deadline.com. The Munsters reboot series, from Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller, has been in development for several seasons, but reportedly will not see the light of day—or, as the Munster family would say, the dead of night.
[Update: Fuller later tweeted "NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #Mockingbird Lane was dead wrong. Stay tuned for updates!]
The series was set to star Seminar alum Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Mason Cook as Eddie. The Performers star Cheyenne Jackson had filmed a guest spot for the show's pilot episode.
Mockingbird Lane was intended to be a darker, edgier take on the classic ‘60s sitcom which starred Fred Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo. The series would explore the early life of Herman (O’Connell) and Lily (de Rossi) and how they ended up at the creepy and kooky house at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Jackson was set to play Steve, a perky Scout Master of the Munsters' son Eddie (Cook).
Jackson may not be able to hang with The Munsters anymore, but he did have some fun with another ghoulish gang in his recent music video for "Before You." Check it out below!