The second bit of casting news for the upcoming NBC reboot of “The Munsters”, now titled “Mockingbird Lane”, has come in, and it’s time to meet the most normal member of the family.
According to Deadline, British actress Charity Wakefield is set to co-star opposite Eddie Izzard. The pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer, is described as a reinvention of the 1960s sitcom about a family of “monsters” – vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein – and their “plain” relative (Wakefield) with striking visuals in the vein of Fuller’s ABC dramedy “Pushing Daisies”.
Wakefield will play Marilyn, Lily’s beautiful niece and the only “normal” Munster (which makes her rather abnormal). Saved from being devoured by her own mother as an infant, she lives with the Munsters but has not inherited any of their special attributes. A college student who believes in good manners and congeniality toward the new neighbors, she regularly clashes with Grandpa (Izzard), but she gets along well with Aunt Lily and Uncle Herman, as well as with her young cousin Eddie. The role of Marilyn was played by Pat Priest in the original series.
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