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And the news surrounding NBC’s redux of the classic television series “The Munsters” continues to be more compelling by the day. Character and plot details have come to light that will have you scratching your head for sure.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that this will NOT be a remake of the original 1964 series that starred Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo as a family of friendly monsters who have misadventures never quite realizing why people react to them so strangely. The modern take will instead be a strange hybrid of the popular comedy “Modern Family” and HBO’s “True Blood”.

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 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 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.

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  • MagusMaleficus

    Hopefully this will die a quick death so we can all forget it ever happened.

  • Diavolo

    Other than character names, does this have anything in common with the original? Reeks of trying to pull in an older audience with association, while making a show thats following current trends.
    Still, maybe theres a chance for a Srdjan Spasojevic reboot of ‘Threes Company’.

  • kiddcapone

    Rob Zombie’s The Munsters.

    • Shambling_in_Bandages

      Yeah, didn’t Zzzombie already make this with every live-action cartoon he’s directed? ‘House of 1000 Munsters’, ‘The Devil’s Munsters’, ‘Munsterween: The Night Herman Came Home’…?

  • Genrewriter

    What are the odds someone pitched this as a joke and nobody got it? If I may make a rather bold prediction…this is going to flop like Ishtar. I like that they’re just going completely off the reservation in terms of the concept. If you’re going to fail, do it in as spectacular a fashion as possible.

  • nazo

    At least they’re doing something completely different with it. I think that’s good.

  • shallowcuts

    cant wait for the ‘i dream of jeanie’ reboot.

  • nonserviam03

    WTF? Why are they even bothering to call this the Munsters? It’s such a radical departure.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Huh? I’m quite confused.

    Still, as long as comedy is still at the forefront; I’ll check it out.