The Munsters: NBC Developing (Another) Reboot with Seth Meyers

  • The Munsters: NBC Developing (Another) Reboot with Seth Meyers

The Munsters: NBC Developing (Another) Reboot with Seth Meyers

The original series only aired for two seasons in 1964-66, but if the Batman TV series taught us anything - it's that you can still be a classic despite your short lifespan'.

Broadcast in black and white, the show featured the bumbling exploits of Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), a gentle giant patterned after the looks of Boris Karloff's Frankenstein's monster.

Seth Meyers and Odd Mom Out creator Jill Kargman will be reviving the monster-comedy at NBC, several years after NBC's failed attempt to resurrect the series with American Gods showrunner Bryan Fuller at the helm.

The new Munsters series will gain inspiration from the original, but the half-hour single-camera sitcom is making one major change to the classic family -NBC is taking The Munsters to NY.

There was one relatively normal character in the show, with Pat Priest in the role of the family's teenage niece. Kargman will write the script and executive produce The Munsters with Meyers and Mike Shoemaker from Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions.

Now in development, The Munsters reboot is said to be inspired by the original series, but will relocate the setting of the show from California to Brooklyn, New York, where the oddball family will try to fit in among hipsters.

Lately, all networks and streaming platforms want to do is reboot old, beloved television series-not just prestige shows like Twin Peaks, but half-hour sitcoms, too.

This isn't the first time a Munsters revival has come close to airing on NBC.

The Munsters satirised wholesome 1950s family comedies by casting classic movie monsters like vampires, Frankenstein monsters and wolfmen.