Moving into a new home can be a real hassle… that is unless you’re a Munster.
In this new clip from the ‘Mockingbird Lane’ “special,” Grandpa and Lily show that traveling is not as bad as most people think as they arrive via a moving truck to their new home.
While the future of Bryan Fuller’s reboot of ‘The Munsters,’ (otherwise known as ‘Mockingbird Lane’) is up in the air, NBC has decided to do something that is rarely done with pilots that aren’t ordered to series – air it on television. ‘Mockingbird Lane’ will be shown as a 1 hour Halloween special this Friday, October 26 as part of the network’s pre- Halloween Fright Fest and NBC has released a clip for all to see.
With reports that this 2-year-in-the-making project cost $10 million to make, it’s no wonder NBC is trying to find a way to salvage the pilot. As for whether or not ‘Mockingbird Lane’ will go on to series, it doesn’t look too promising as producer Fuller and director Brian Singer seemed to have had differing opinions about the style of the pilot and the final version given to the network was below their expectations.
Regardless, from the TV spot and the official images, it looks as though a series would do well. The production and filming style is so visually appealing, it is easy to see where the majority of the budget went as seen in the clip below.
While hesitant at first, I am actually looking forward to watching this special and the clip has only peaked my interest even more.
Check out the first clip after the official synopsis below and let me know what you think of ‘Mockingbird Lane’ so far!
Sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places — as in all over his body — every time the moon is full! Eddie’s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula! Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly on to the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries, though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.
‘Mockingbird Lane’ Clip: