Halloween is right around the corner, and NBC is premiering the much-anticipated Mockingbird Lane just in time! On October 26th, the network will air the pilot episode based on executive producer Bryan Fuller’s (Pushing Daisies) script and directed by executive producer Bryan Singer (X-Men)!
We’ve been following Mockingbird Lane since it first got picked up and was going by a different name – The Munsters – which was the name of the classic 1960’s series that Mockingbird Lane is based on. Fans of the original series can expect a much darker edge and tone with the new series, and NBC promises that it will “definitely blow conventional wisdom.”
“This exciting new take on a memorable series will definitely blow out conventional wisdom and create its own legacy,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “Teaming this new show with a terrifying episode of ‘Grimm’ makes the perfect pre-Halloween fright-fest.”
The cast of Mockingbird Lane includes Jerry O’Connell (“The Defenders”) as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development”) as his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard (“United States of Tara,” “The Riches”) as Grandpa, Mason Cook (‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D”) as Eddie and Charity Wakefield (“The Raven”) as Marilyn.
The premiere of Mockingbird Lane leads into a brand new Grimm on October 26th. Hard to go wrong with that combination! We’ll be watching it next Friday – will you?
Fun fan fact: In the original 1964-66 series The Munsters, the odd but lovable family lived on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.