Back to IndieWire

So, Bryan Singer’s ‘The Munsters’ Will Apparently Be A Mix Between ‘True Blood’ & ‘Modern Family’

So, Bryan Singer's 'The Munsters' Will Apparently Be A Mix Between 'True Blood' & 'Modern Family'

We’re not even sure why they’re resurrecting “The Munsters,” other than perhaps some executive at NBC heard from this daughter that monsters were cool and dusted off the old TV show, but this thing is happening. And if you though they couldn’t make a bad idea sound worse, well, they can.

The project, which Bryan Singer will co-produce and direct the pilot for, was already reported to be reshaped into a one hour drama, but it appears that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Bloody Disgusting have got their hands on some of the details and it’s eye-opening to say the least. The project is bizarrely described as a cross between “Modern Famliy” and “True Blood,” but perhaps the plot of the pilot will give you a better idea of what to expect. In the first episode, we’ll see a scout group get attacked by a baby bear cub in the woods. But look closer and, damn son, that’s no bear, it’s Eddie Munster as a werewolf. The Munsters are then forced to move to protect the family secret, but here’s another twist for you: The Munsters are flesh eaters. Sigh.

Sounds like a too-many-cooks scenario that has brewed up a horrible idea, but maybe it will still be good? Or watchable at least? Or not. Can’t say we’re too excited for this, but Singer’s TV track record isn’t exactly all that hot, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised. But hey, monsters and stuff are sooo cool right now, so there’s no way this could fail right? Brand + monsters = $$$. We’re pretty sure that equation is on a whiteboard somewhere at NBC’s head offices.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox