Last month, we reported that NBC declined to move forward with Mockingbird Lane, Bryan Fuller's reboot of The Munsters that aired as a stand-alone TV movie in October. Today, NBC president Bob Greenblatt revealed that they may try to revive The Munsters a second time.
"I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again."
The NBC executive also spoke about why they didn't order Mockingbird Lane to series, despite the hefty $10 million price tag for the pilot episode.
"We just decided that it didn't hold together well enough to yield a series. It looked beautiful and original and creative, but it just all ultimately didn't come together, it just didn't ultimately creatively work."
He also added that they were happy with the cast, which included Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster, Charity Wakefield as Marilyn Munster, and Mason Cook as Eddie Munster. However, they couldn't find the right mix of comedy and drama.
"We felt great about that cast. But we tried to make it not just a sitcom. We tried to make it an hour, which ultimately has more dramatic weight than a half-hour. It's hard to calibrate how much weirdness vs. supernatural vs. family story. I just think we didn't get the mix right."
It isn't known if the network is actively seeking a writer for a new take on The Munsters at this time.