Comic-Con 2012: ‘Mockingbird Lane’ First Look
There were many panels for people to see throughout Comic-Con on all sorts of television shows. But the one that slid under the radar for a few was Bryan Fuller’s ‘Mockingbird Lane,’ the revamped version of ‘The Munsters’ TV series.
Every once in awhile there’s a particular television show or movie that’s put in the wrong room at the convention center. What we mean by that is every once in awhile they’ll send one of these shows into a smaller room and as a result it’ll crowd up in seconds. That’s happened before with shows like ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ and it happened with Bryan Fuller’s panel. The room was packed from wall-to-wall with eager fans who have been behind the writer with his previous television shows including ‘Dead Like Me,’ ‘Wonderfalls’ and ‘Pushing Daises.’
Fans in the cramped room were able to get a sneak peek at the new show ‘Mockingbird Lane.’ Read our footage description below:
- The scene opens a dusk in the middle of the woods where a group of boy scouts are curled up around a campfire. One little boy is accusing the huskier boy scout of eating all of the troop’s food. He backs it up by talking about how he saw him eating some food behind the bushes. The huskier kid tries to deny it but then something grabs the bully kid, dragging him into the dark woods. The rest of the boy scouts are shaken up by the sudden turn of events as the boy scout master creeps over to where the boy was snatched. Suddenly the creature leaps out, tossing around everyone on the campsite. There’s even a shot of a little boy in his sleeping bag trying to hop away but is literally slapped into a tree, feathers of his sleeping bag flying everywhere.
- The huskier boy begins climbing up the tree, making sure he gets away from the creature. At this point it’s revealed that it is a werewolf chasing after everyone. The werewolf gets his hands on the huskier boy and pulls him off of the tree.
- It’s the morning and all of the boy scouts are fine, including the boy scout master. They’re all crammed together in a truck, wondering whether or not the beast is gone. Then we see a little boy emerge from the bushes, revealed to be our new Eddie Munster (Mason Cook). Cue a cool variation of The Munsters theme music.
- The next series of shots show us our new Herman Munster (Jerry O’Connell), Lily Munster (Portia de Rossi) in a very polished, colorful and some what magical household. Then we finally get our first glimpse of Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, a vampire to be exact. His face is a little more menacing-looking with the additional makeup put on his face. And no, none of these characters look nearly like what they did in the 1960s show. We get a glimpse of him feasting on a mountain lion at one point, all of his fangs out and his face covered in blood.
So yeah NBC, how about releasing ‘Mockingbird Lane’ on television soon? Because we certainly want to see it.