Like the original 1960s series, the half-hour single-camera show will follow the members of the titular family who try and stick to their monstrous roots while still trying to fit in.
"The Munsters" starred Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein's monster Herman Munster, Yvonne De Carlo as mother and bride of Frankenstein Lily Munster, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa Munster, Beverly Owen as teenage niece Marilyn and Butch Patrick as the werewolf son Eddie Munster. And now, like the similarly spooky TV family The Addams Family who got a series of '90s movies, The Munsters are moving into the modern age. NBC ran the introductory episode as a Halloween special in October 2012, but, unfortunately, Mockingbird Lane wasn't picked up for a full series run. 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. Under Meyers and Kargman at NBC, the reboot will relocate from sunny Mockingbird Heights to "hipster Brooklyn" in NY. In addition, the network recently ordered the Meyers-produced comedy "A.P. Bio" to series.
NBC made an attempt at reviving The Munsters as an hour-long comedy called Mockingbird Lane in 2012. The pilot featured Eddie Izzard, Jerry O'Connell, and Portia De Rossi as the Munster family, and was directed by X-Men's Bryan Singer. AT the time (January 2013), NBC chief executive Robert Greenblatt said: "I won't say we won't do another version of The Munsters again".