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Bryan Fuller’s Munsters remake has been a long time coming, and it might never see the light of day. The Pushing Daisies creator has been developing what’s now called Mockingbird Lane for more than two seasons now, with the project surviving a regime change at NBC, making it to the pilot stage, scoring Bryan Singer as a director and getting more script orders. However, the good news may end there, as Deadline reports the pilot, which stars Portia de Rossi, Eddie Izzard and Jerry O’Connell, “didn’t quite work.”
So, that’s that, right? Well, not if Fuller and NBC are to be believed. After seeing the Deadline article, the producer contacted the network and apparently was told otherwise. “NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #MockingbirdLane was Dead Wrong,” Fuller tweeted. “Stay tuned for updates!”
While all this gets figured out, Fuller will be keeping busy with his other NBC drama Hannibal, which will not only include a character from his Wonderfalls series, but also will feature brilliant young psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (played by Casino Royale‘s Mads Mikkelsen) and FBI profiler Will Graham (Confession of a Shopaholic‘s Hugh Dancy) as they solve crimes together. NBC has already committed to a 13-episode order for the mid-season replacement.