Jill Kargman & Seth Meyers Making ‘The Munsters’ Reboot At ABC


Taking a cue from the original series, this half-hour single-camera The Munsters, is now in development and it will follow a weird family which resolves to stay honest to themselves, but, are still trying to blend in, in a chic Brooklyn (the original series showed the Munsters live at the iconic 1313 Mockingbird Lane, Mockingbird Heights, an imaginary California suburb).

Kargman is going to write the script and also executive producer alongside Seth’s Shoemeyers Productions’ Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. The studio is going to be Universal TV.

It seems like Kargman instigated the project and came up with a fresh version of the classic sitcom which had a two-season run on CBS from 1964-66. Her team located the rights to Universal TV where she joined the Late Night host Meyers, who has a production deal with the studio.

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A long time back, NBC and Universal had tried to reboot The Munsters as an hour-long series to be written by Bryan Fuller. It ultimately turned out to be a big-budget pilot titled Mockingbird Lane, helmed by Bryan Singer and featuring Jerry O’Connell as the head of the family Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa and Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn, which was aired as a Halloween special in 2012.

Although NBC  eventually let go of the project, but, they didn’t rule out reviving the show based on this monster family.

“I won’t say we won’t do another version of The Munsters again,” NBC chief Bob Greenblatt said back in January 2013. “We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour.”

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The upcoming version of The Munsters is going to be in the same half-hour comedy format as the original 60s series.

Kargman is the maker, executive producer, and star of the highly praised Bravo comedy series titled Odd Mom Out.Kargman is also a best-selling writer and is represented by ICM Partners.

Meyers and Shoemaker will executive produce the upcoming NBC comedy show A.P. Bio.

The Munster is the second old series being revived by NBC. Earlier the network had announced to reboot the 1980s “MTV Cops” drama show Miami Vice which is to be produced by Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan.