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Old September 30 2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Pushing Daisies mastermind Bryan Fuller is toiling away on a modern-day reboot of the creepshow classic The Munsters!

So far, NBC, with whom Fuller has an overall deal, has ordered only a pilot. But since the potential series is being described to me as “Modern Family meets True Blood,” I have a good feeling about it.

Not only that, but rumor has it no less than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) is eyeing a behind-the-scenes role in the project.
Looks like eventurally everything will be remade. Hey, as long as it's good that's ok with me.

Bryan Fuller seems like a good fit for a remake of The Munsters.
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Old September 30 2010, 11:44 PM   #2
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Could be fun. Let the casting speculation begin!

(And, no, Nathan Fillion can't play Herman!)
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Old October 1 2010, 12:17 AM   #3
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The only reason I'm not totally ignoring this news is because Fuller's responsible for Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies and many of Heroes' good episodes. Anyone else and I wouldn't give this show a second glance.
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Old October 1 2010, 01:53 AM   #4
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lets see, a modern family with a vampire wife & grandfather, a reanimated corpse for a huband, a werewolf son & a normal daughter. Yeah i can kinda of see how this could fit the Dead Like Me/ Pushing Daisies mold.
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Old October 1 2010, 02:00 AM   #5
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Re: NBC and Bryan Fuller remaking The Munsters

On one hand, The Munsters is a TV classic; do we really need a remake? On the other hand, nostalgia aside, was The Munsters really that great a show? That plus Fuller's involvement make me think this actually has potential.
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Old October 1 2010, 02:47 AM   #6
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Well okay. But only because it's Bryan Fuller!

lets see, a modern family with a vampire wife & grandfather, a reanimated corpse for a huband, a werewolf son & a normal daughter.
I thought Eddie was a vampire. Granted, I don't really understand monster genetics.
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Old October 1 2010, 03:39 AM   #7
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Well okay. But only because it's Bryan Fuller!

lets see, a modern family with a vampire wife & grandfather, a reanimated corpse for a huband, a werewolf son & a normal daughter.
I thought Eddie was a vampire. Granted, I don't really understand monster genetics.
Eddie was a wolf-boy. Marilyn was a cousin, not a daughter.


I have to agree that anyone else taking a shot at remaking the Munsters would be an automatic fail. But Bryan Fuller has the imagination to make this work, as long as the suits leave him alone.
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Old October 1 2010, 03:47 AM   #8
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It's a Bryan Fuller show. It'll be cancelled.
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Old October 1 2010, 05:14 AM   #9
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It's a Bryan Fuller show. It'll be cancelled.

It's a NBC show, so it will be cancelled.

But to be fair Bryan Fuller left Dead Like Me after only a few episode, and Pushing Daisies could have been a lot better. He is nuts and without his name attached to this it would be a complete disaster.
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Old October 1 2010, 07:43 AM   #10
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On one hand, The Munsters is a TV classic; do we really need a remake?

We already had one.
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Old October 1 2010, 10:11 AM   #11
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Could be fun. Let the casting speculation begin!

(And, no, Nathan Fillion can't play Herman!)
Of course not. He'll be Lily.

I'm generally open-minded on remakes and I'm surprised the Munsters hasn't been properly remade before (the series from the 1990s was awful). Fuller seems a good choice to revamp it and the way that this is described sounds promising.
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Old October 1 2010, 10:52 AM   #12
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Part oft he problem with this one is that the original's show's success owed so much to the original casting - none of the prior remakes have been any good.
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Old October 1 2010, 10:55 AM   #13
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Robert Llewellyn's portrayal of Kryten was very Herman Munster-like at times.

I think he even referenced Herman once.
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Old October 1 2010, 04:41 PM   #14
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Ian Mcshane for Grampa Munster.
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Old October 1 2010, 04:47 PM   #15
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Ian Mcshane for Grampa Munster.
Or maybe Martin Landau . . . .
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