We are usually pretty skeptical of reboots around here. with projects like the American Akira remake in the offing, how could we not be? We definitely been pretty critical of ‘The Munsters’ reboot from Bryan Singer and Bryan Fuller. Now we are getting some actual details on the new series from Bloody-Disgusting and the news is worse than we could have imagined.
The pilot episode, which is to be directed by Bryan Singer – who also was behind the camera for the “House” pilot, Superman Returns and X-Men – will focus on 10-year-old Eddie Munster who is unaware that he’s a werewolf, and that his family is composed of terrifying creatures. The madness begins when a baby bear attacks a scouting trip, only it turns out that this “bear” is actually Eddie transformed into a werewolf. Eddie is unaware of his metamorphosis and it forces the family to move in order to protect the family secret. The coming of age story gets weirder as he fights against his family when he learns of a shocker: they’re a family of flesh-eaters!
A few other random character notes: Lily Munster has an eating disorder and eats suicide victims. Grandpa Munster is a 600-year-old shapeshifter, and Marilyn Munster was adopted when her mother tried to eat her as a baby.
This is one of the worst examples of a company cannibalizing just about everything that was great about a classic license just so they can benefit from its name recognition. Well, congrats, NBC, it looks like you’ve managed to back into your own zombie show… and all you needed to do was kill a classic to make it happen.