Monday, July 23, 2012

FIRST LOOK: First Full Cast Photo Of 'Munsters' Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'

Last month we gave you a first look at one cast member of NBC's reboot of The Munsters called Mockingbird Lane.  Today you get your first look at the full cast.  Take the jump to check see see Herman, Lilian, Eddie, Marilyn and Grandpa Munster.

As you can see, this first cast photo will probably let down fans of the original TV series.  Gone is the Frankenstein's monster look of Herman and the vampire V hair style of Eddie.  That doesn't mean that this will be bad.  On the contrary.  The shows creator, Bryan Fuller, has already said that he is taking a different approach to this version.  (And our person who has read the pilot says that it was one of the best TV scripts he's read in quite a while.)  

According to, Fuller said:

"The Munsters actually do what monsters do. They eat people and they have to live with the ramifications of being monstrous. It's like grounding it in a reality because the half-hour was a sitcom, we saw the monsters: they were monsters on the outside and weren't monsters on the inside. For us, they're monsters outside and inside, and we get to double our story."

"Everything is a metaphor for something that you can identify with in a relationship. The fact that Herman is in a constant state of decay and he's married to someone who doesn't age. We get to play with all those insecurities. The fact that he was made by his father-in-law and then has to live up to those standards; he's always trying to find his own identity."

Bryan did go on to address comparisons to ABC's Once Upon A Time, but he assures fans that he is more interested in monsters than fairy tales.  

What say you?

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