Portia De Rossi has signed on to appear in the new NBC series "Mockingbird Lane," which is their reboot of "The Munsters." De Rossi will reportedly star in the female lead as the wife of Herman Munster, played by Jerry O'Connell.
The new series is from creator Bryan Fuller, who has added a few twists to the original plot:
"The script is such a dramatic departure from the tone and style of the original show. If we continued to call the show The Munsters, people are just going to to think we're doing The Munsters. We're doing a reinvention and re-imagination of this property. I love the Universal monsters," he tells ew.com.
"I love The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy. There's so many great characters we can run through this metaphor of family storytelling that it just felt it was ripe to do as a one-hour dramedy. Having all those elements to play with, the toy box is really, really full."
by RTT Staff Writer
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