After a couple of years worth of development, the Pushing Daisies creator's new take on the classic Universal monster-based sitcom is finally getting the green light. Sorta.
The "sorta" means that—while NBC is so pleased with Fuller's reinvention of The Munsters that they're going to spend millions of dollars to shoot a pilot—there's no guarantee that it'll ever see the light of day. Television is finicky that way.
As for how Fuller has reconceptualized The Munsters, Deadline has some tantalizing plot details:
Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece, Marilyn the freak, is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf tendencies surface in puberty, forcing the family to relocate to their famous 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.
NBC is said to be slotting The Munsters as a summer or event series.