Well that didn’t take long! After announcing that the pilot for ‘Mockingbird Lane’ would air as a one-hour Halloween special, NBC has now released a TV promo for the special.
The promo is visually appealing and you can tell that a lot of the budget went into the special effects (however, don’t know if it’s worth $10 million to have made just one episode). Whatever reservations I may have had about this project has actually been alleviated…a bit. While I’m still not 100% sold on the concept, I am willing to give the pilot a look see after seeing this promo.
But is the show worth a 13 episode order? Let me know what you think after watching the TV spot below!
In Mockingbird Lane, 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 onto 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’ TV Spot:
The one hour ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Halloween special will air on Friday, October 26th at 8PM ET/PT.