I was a bit shocked today to read Deadline's report that NBC has decided to not move forward with Bryan Fuller's reboot of The Munsters, Mockingbird Lane. My surprise came from the fact that I thought that decision had been made already. The Bryan Singer-directed pilot aired in October and was billed as a one-off Halloween Special. Apparently, some still had a glimmer of hope that it would be picked up; sadly, those hopes were dashed yesterday with a tweet from Fuller himself.
“I tweet with a heavy heart,” he wrote. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”
Fuller’s no stranger to having his great & potentially great creations ended prematurely. Hopefully, he’ll catch a break with his other NBC show – Hannibal, a prequel to Silence of the Lambs. It already has a good buzz around it and the network has given it a “direct-to-series” order. So, we’ll at least have a handful of episodes to watch before it’s given the axe.
I didn’t get a chance to watch the Mockingbird Lane special, but I did find the idea of it appealing. Did you get a chance to watch it? If so, are you sad that you won’t be seeing more?