Jerry O’Connell has been cast as family patriarch Herman Munster in NBC’s upcoming Munsters reboot, Mockingbird Lane. The actor will join previously announced stars Eddie Izzard who will play Grandpa and Charity Wakefield who will portray Marilyn. The first episode was written by Bryan Fuller and will be directed by Bryan Singer.
Deadline is reporting that O’Connell will play the devoted dad and husband in the retelling of the classic 1960’s sitcom. Like its predecessor, Mockingbird Lane will also tell the story of a family of monsters, which includes vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein, as well as their “plain” cousin, played by Wakefield. The reboot will reportedly feature striking visuals reminiscent of Fuller’s ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies.
We’ll keep you posted on more news about the show as it arises but for now, you can expect an “edgier and slightly darker take that explores the origins of Herman and Lily Munster.”