‘Mockingbird Lane’ trailer arrives: ‘What will the neighbors think?’
October 13th, 2012
02:30 PM ET

‘Mockingbird Lane’ trailer arrives: ‘What will the neighbors think?’

As writer/producer Bryan Fuller tweeted Wednesday, "'Mockingbird Lane' lives!"

… Well, kind of.

The NBC project, an update and reboot of ‘60s sitcom “The Munsters,” has been in development since last year - and now, at last, its trailer has premiered.

As the 3o-second clip shows, “Mockingbird Lane" has a plot that's still based around a family of monsters and their familial monster-ness, but it’s also snazzier than the black-and-white original.

We see the vampiric Lily Munster (Portia de Rossi) spin out of a pillar of smoke, her skin crawling with creatures, while her husband, Herman (Jerry O’Connell), is shocked back to life. A dragon lifts its head to the moon, blowing flames, and a dinner guest is threatened by Eddie Izzard’s Grandpa Munster (it’s a joke).

Fuller’s “Pushing Daisies” — his last series, about a pie maker who could wake the dead — had a similar overripe appeal: clever, heartfelt and ghoulish, with wild decorations.

NBC's opted to air “Mockingbird Lane” as a special Halloween one-off on October 26. But Bryan Fuller told TV Guide that there’s still a chance the show could bring itself back to life again with a full-fledged season.

Will you be tuning in for “Mockingbird Lane”? And which Munster have you missed most?


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  1. themochafashionista

    I loved it.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. massconfusionexperts

    i'm busy

    October 15, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas R.Clauss

    the remake is good!

    October 15, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. whoever is here..not you whale.

    full house...second ohhhnooooooooo!!!! is good...i'll have it by wed...lol

    October 15, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. T

    Should be interesting to watch and perfect for Halloween.
    Maybe a few special tv movies instead of a tv series for "Mockingbird Lane" ?

    October 15, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. paul

    All I can say is that I wish this guy was working on TRUE BLOOD and giving that show some of his special effects knowledge. Just seeing Mortia evolve from the smoke and ivy and then the smoke on the ceiling makes me wonder WHAT THE HELL IS HBO DOING with their cheap butt effects of bodies evolving out of blood so darn badly.

    October 15, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nighthhaaawk

    It is too bad , it seems that NO ONE can come up with an original idea anymore. We have to rehash old show and their ideas, and wreak the memory of the original. As other bloggers have said "Beauty and The Beast", "Teen Wolf", "Knightrider" and now The Munsters" I thnik the internet and digital media in general has sucked the creativity out of this generation of writers and TV executives.

    October 15, 2012 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. We hate The Munsters

    WE LOVE THE YANKEES.....

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    October 14, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Please

    whoever watched this ridiculous show had to be out of their minds.

    October 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name

    Any albatrosses out there? Everone likes them an albatross. It's some kind of bird or something. I heard whe it chirps or makes its birds noises it sounds like a cool hippopotamus or giraffe. I likes me some giraffes.

    October 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leave

    go yanks!!!!

    October 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Whale

    the munsters was the worst show on tv and it still is.

    October 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. when

    I can't sleep, I come on here n read the post you make, ty for a good night of sleep.

    October 14, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. its believes...

    all this stuff...lives through blogging...lol

    October 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mocks...

    the show will be interesting and could remain on for awhile.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. banasy©

    I lives me some Musters. One of the best shows in history of television. Made when tv was tv.

    October 14, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. hey!

    hmwrk-nt mch ths wk..gota sve voic

    October 14, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  18. Go Y's

    :)

    October 14, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  19. LOL

    last year with my holiday yearly gift i purchased a moncler ski jacket.

    October 14, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. moncler 2012

    moncler 2012

    October 14, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  21. moncler 2012

    Moncler lived up to its expectations. Wollman Rink was turned into an winter wonderland, illuminated by colored lights that changed ever so slightly to mimic the changing seasons. In a moment of perfect serendipity, it even started snowing just as the show began. The show opened with a choir singing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," giving us chills, and later transitioned into M.I.A's bold new track "Bad Girls."
    moncler 2012 http://e-moncler.webs.com/

    October 14, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Was there any hot na ked chicks there? I likes me some hot na ked chicly babies too. Them and the Munsters make me tingle. Tingle baby.

      October 14, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  22. i can only suck

    on riccola's for a few days.

    October 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. i'm clicking right now...

    "banasy"

    October 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  24. banasy©

    Please go to the CNN JUST IN blog. Just click on my name. There is some happy tro la la action there with hot na ked chik s ga lore. The best tr lolling fun ever.

    October 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  25. LMAO(can't stop)

    i cannot begin to tell how interested i am in this season and mockingbird lane.

    October 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Me too. So is my weinee.
      I hope you will enjoy this show and enjoy eating hotdogs and weenies this season.

      October 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • i

      can't eat dogs and weenie's for a fews days...got watch the ole voice..

      October 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Jeanette G

    The trailer looks unique and funny. I am really looking forward to the Halloween special!!! I would like to see a full season. Based on the story and cast, I know it will be truly entertaining.

    October 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Sundae's

    warm chocolate syrup..mmmmmm

    October 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. donna summah

    i could go a delicious sundae right now...

    October 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. I could really

    run with this one..but i won't.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  30. superman1932

    No I will not be tuning in.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  31. superman1932

    This show coming from the same man "Bryan Singer" who gave us that joke of a movie Superman Returns.This show looks like garbage.First we had to swallow the crap Beauty and the Beast, now this.Will our suffering ever end.Why are these big time hollywood types destroying our childhood favorite characters.I may not have been born when The Munsters was created but I sure did enjoy the syndicate show, when they re-aired all of the classic black and white episodes.This Mockingbird Lane is NBC mocking all of the fans who enjoyed the show.Pun fully intended.

    October 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Not every remake is horrible than the original. Some are better. Some are about the same. I haven't watched the originals of these shows but I hear most people either like both versions or the newer one over the older one. Examples; Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Nikita, The Office.

      October 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Peter Lohr

    Buffet sucks.

    October 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yeah baybee. A chocolate Sunday straight from my rump.

      If you want to hear more comedic references like this then click on my name and post away you faaaasrtknockers. I dare ya'.

      October 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |

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