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

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 6, 2011 12:17 PM
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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.

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3 Comments

  • Pat | December 6, 2011 6:50 PMReply

    hey playlist. stop talking about tv. you are bad at it. just stick to what you do pretty well.

  • Mike | December 6, 2011 5:46 PMReply

    It's a bit sensationalist to call it "Bryan Singer's" when he's just directing the pilot & attaching his name to it, Bryan Fuller (creator of Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, and Pushing Daisies) is in charge.

  • padre | December 6, 2011 5:33 PMReply

    This dude has done lost his mind. Looking back at his brief indie career, it seems clear to me he was wildly over praised and relied on some extraordinarily good scripts, including one of the best scripts ever written, and veteran actors that would have delivered the performance, no matter who was pointing the camera at them.

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