Jerry O’Connell Joins NBC’s Munsters Reboot As Herman Munster

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.”

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Karen grew up as an avid film and television fan with a passion for writing. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Journalism-Print and Electronic in 2008 from the Long Island University-Post Campus in New York. Still based in New York, Karen has regularly contributed movie and television interviews, reviews and news articles to We Got This Covered since July 2011.