Last year, we reported that Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller was developing a contemporary take on the 1960s sitcom The Munsters. While NBC didn’t greenlight the pilot at that time, they let Fuller keep working on the project. Just a few weeks ago he turned in the latest draft of the series, and NBC has taken quite a liking to it as they’ve officially ordered a pilot. Fuller’s version is a “visually spectacular” one hour drama, and NBC is apparently envisioning the show as a potential summer or event series. Hit the jump to find out how Fuller’s characters differ from those of the original series.
Per Deadline, Fuller’s iteration of the character breaks down as follows:
“Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily’s niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman’s only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.”
I’m over the moon about this news, as I found Pushing Daisies to be one of the most inventive and entertaining shows on network television in years. Fuller also recently sold a Hannibal series to NBC, based on the delectable serial killer. That show was picked up against a 13-episode commitment, so if NBC likes the first script the series goes straight into production.