The classic terrifying and campy TV family, The Munsters, have moved from a California suburb to the heart of Brooklyn in a fresh NBC reboot of the show.
Remember that creepy TV family from the 60s? No, the other one.
When thinking of campy creepy/cooky fictional TV families, for sure you think of the Addams Family (click click). In many respects, the Addams family eclipses the Munsters in popular culture. Both shows center on a family of friendly monsters that have misadventures, and never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.
The reality is, at the time, both shows aired at the same time and actually achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings. The Munsters even attracted their own theatrical releases and spin of series. Now, over 50 years later, the Munsters are back with a fresh reboot set right here in New York City.
The original series was set in a fictional California suburb called Mockingbird Heights, at the family home on 1313 Mockingbird Lane. For the fresh NYC reboot, the family will live in Brooklyn, “Hipster Brooklyn” to be precise.
In a report by Deadline, the new series will be:
Inspired by the original series, the half-hour single-camera The Munsters, now in development, follows members of an offbeat family who are determined to stay true to themselves but struggle to fit in in hipster Brooklyn.
The reimagined series will be produced by Late Night host, Seth Meyers, and Odd Mom Out creator, Jill Kargman. No release date has been made public as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted.