The planned reboot is inspired by the original series and will follow an offbeat family determined to stay true to themselves struggles to fit in in hipster Brooklyn. Jill Kargman will executive produce and write the script, with Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker also executive producing. Universal Television (UTV) will produce along with Meyers’ and Shoemaker’s Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions, which is set up with a first-look deal at UTV.
The development “The Munsters” reboot keeps Meyers in business with NBC, where he currently hosts the late-night series “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” In addition, the network recently ordered the Meyers-produced comedy “A.P. Bio” to series.
Kargman is repped by ICM. Meyers and Shoemaker are repped by CAA. Meyers is also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
The original series aired for two seasons and 70 episodes from 1964-1966. It starred Fred Gwynne as the Frankenstein’s monster father figure Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as mom and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen (and later Pat Priest) as their normal teenage niece Marilyn, and Butch Patrick as the werewolf son Eddie Munster.
This is the latest attempt to reboot the series. In 2012, Bryan Fuller produced a pilot called “Mockingbird Lane,” with Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Portia de Rossi as Lily, and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa. It was aired as a Halloween special on NBC, with the network ultimately deciding not to order it to series.
Deadline first reported this news.