The 'Munsters' Reboot Pilot to Air as Halloween Special


The 'Munsters' Reboot Pilot to Air as Halloween Special


NBC reportedly has chosen to air the pricey pilot of 'Mockingbird Lane' as a Halloween special out of other options, including selling it as a TV movie to international buyers.

"Mockingbird Lane" pilot could see the light of the day after all. Amid rumor that NBC would not move forward with the project, the network reportedly decides to air the completed pilot of the "Munsters" reboot as a Halloween special.

The pricey pilot, which cost $10 million and was in development for two years, will air Friday, October 26 at 8 P.M., sources say. The Peacock, however, has not made any official statement regarding the fate of project.

Previously, The Hollywood Reporter learned that NBC considered several options for the "Mockingbird Lane" pilot before they chose to air it as a Halloween special. The other options were to shoot extra footage and package it as a made-for-TV movie for international buyers, and to re-develop the project again.

"It's a fluid situation, but none of the options is ideal, especially considering the promise that this thing had," one source expressed pessimism over the fantasy comedy project.

The "Munsters" reboot came from "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller. It has cast Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster, Eddie Izzard as the vampire Grandpa, and Mason Cook as Eddie Munster.

Even if "Mockingbird Lane" doesn't get picked up to series, Fuller will be kept busy as his other project "Hannibal" has received a 13-episode order for midseason on NBC. The show will re-introduce FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and his mentor Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) at the beginning of their budding relationship.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Ellen DeGeneres Reportedly Confronted by a Waitress for Not Leaving a Tip
  2. Drake and J.Lo Are Fighting Over Idea of Starting a Family
  3. Is Tristan Thompson Furious After Lamar Odom Revealed He Wanted Khloe Kardashian Back?
  4. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  5. Tyga Is Worried 'Materialistic' Kylie Jenner Will Not Appreciate His Valentine's Gift
  6. Report: Mariah Carey and Kourtney Kardashian Are Feuding Over a Nanny
  7. Twitter Mocks Bella Thorne for Her 'Downgraded' New Beau Sam Pepper
  8. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best
  9. Report: Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Living Next to Kris Jenner
  10. Report: Fergie Is Undergoing Multiple Plastic Surgeries for Her New Album

CELEBS PHOTO