The 'Munsters' Reboot Pilot to Air as Halloween Special
"Mockingbird Lane" pilot could see the light of the day after all. Amid rumor that NBC would not move forward with the project, the network reportedly decides to air the completed pilot of the "Munsters" reboot as a Halloween special.
The pricey pilot, which cost $10 million and was in development for two years, will air Friday, October 26 at 8 P.M., sources say. The Peacock, however, has not made any official statement regarding the fate of project.
Previously, The Hollywood Reporter learned that NBC considered several options for the "Mockingbird Lane" pilot before they chose to air it as a Halloween special. The other options were to shoot extra footage and package it as a made-for-TV movie for international buyers, and to re-develop the project again.
"It's a fluid situation, but none of the options is ideal, especially considering the promise that this thing had," one source expressed pessimism over the fantasy comedy project.
The "Munsters" reboot came from "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller. It has cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster, Eddie Izzard as the vampire Grandpa, and Mason Cook as Eddie Munster.
Even if "Mockingbird Lane" doesn't get picked up to series, Fuller will be kept busy as his other project "Hannibal" has received a 13-episode order for midseason on NBC. The show will re-introduce FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) at the beginning of their budding relationship.
- Fans Speculate Infinite's Woohyun Is Involved in Sexual Assault Case
- Chadwick Boseman Hunts Down His Sister's Killer in Intense Trailer for 'Message from the King'
- Usher Cleans His Star and Pushes a Car With James Corden in 'Carpool Karaoke'
- Kate Hudson Shaves Her Head for New Musical Project With Sia
- O.J. Simpson and Kato Kaelin May Live Together for New Reality Show
- Khloe Kardashian Accused of Photoshopping Her Workout Pic. See It Yourself!
- Miley Cyrus Goes Shopping in Malibu in Tiny Bikini
- Lea Michele and Ashley Tisdale Team Up for Breathtaking Cover of 'Dancing on My Own'