Eddie Munster Cast for NBC’s ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Reboot
Pilot season may have come and gone for 2012, but the wheels have already begun turning on the next round, and NBC’s forthcoming ‘Munsters’ reboot ‘Mockingbird Lane‘ already has a considerable amount of buzz. Granted, the same was once said of David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman,’ but for now the Munsters just got one step closer to the screen, and you’ll howl at the moon when you learn who’s just been cast.
According to Deadline, Bryan Fuller’s upcoming ‘Mockingbird Lane’ has inched a bit closer to reality with the casting of young Eddie Munster, to be played by ‘Spy Kids in 4D’ star Mason Cook. Cook joins the already cast Eddie Izzard as Grandpa Munster, and Charity Wakefield as “plain” cousin Marilyn.
Described as a re-imagining of the classic horror trope sitcom with “striking” visuals reminiscent of Fuller’s other effort ‘Pushing Daisies,’ ‘Mockingbird Lane’ will feature Cook’s Eddie Munster as a boy scout and youth horrified by his own internal nature, who resorts to abstain from meat, putting him at frequent odds with Grandpa Munster. Cook has previously recurred on ABC’s ‘The Middle’ and has roles in two upcoming movies, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ and upcoming Disney’s ‘The Lone Ranger.’
Bryan Singer will direct the pilot for next season.
What say you? Is ‘Mockingbird Lane’ shaping up to be scarily good fun, or another high-concept dud? Tell us if you’ll watch in the comments!