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NBC Officially Axes Bryan Fuller’s Munsters Reboot Mockingbird Lane

Get the final nails ready and dig the grave, Mockingbird Lane is officially dead.

Bryan Fuller’s NBC reboot of The Munsters had been struggling  for years, but eventually assembled a cast that included Jerry O’Connell, Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard, with a pilot directed by Bryan Singer. But, it wasn’t enough. The network wasn’t happy with the results and decided to show the pilot as a Halloween special earlier this year.

Most figured that was the end of it, but apparently the death warrant wasn’t signed until recently. Fuller took to Twitter Thursday to announce there won’t be life for Mockingbird Lane beyond that special.

“I tweet with a heavy heart,” Fuller wrote. “NBC not moving forward with #MockingbirdLane. From producers and cast, thank you all for enthusiasm and support.”

Although Mockingbird Lane was a passion project for Fuller, don’t feel too bad for him. He’s got another series in the works at the Peacock focusing on another morbid character: Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal is  shooting its 13-episode order with Mads Mikkelsen as Lecter and Hugh Dancy as the FBI agent that everyone’s favorite cannibal assists. The series does not yet have a release date, but will air sometime next year.

(via TVLine)


  • demoncat_4

    sad for the thing looked comical and interesting including eddie as grandpa but some times the networks seem to not want what could turn out to be a future hit  become a reality 

  • Lyle

    Too bad, I really enjoyed the pilot and would have loved to see a series. I was always an Addams Family guy, because the Addams Family was actually a twisted family inside and out, whereas the Munsters always seemed to just look weird on the outside but were normal people deep inside. I liked how the pilot twisted this and allowed the Munsters to be… well, monsters. As usual, NBC has missed an opportunity, but, considering their poor ratings everywhere, is that really a surprise?

  • Theflinkman

    definitely a missed opportunity, that pilot was brilliantly entertaining.

  • 007 of plainfield NJ

    Well the reason why 90% of the east coast missed this is because we all had lost power that entire week due to STORM SANDY!!
    I mean that was the night the storm actually hit NJ & NY….

  • Elias Algorithm

    Given the option of a) treat the STD they got from that Taiwanese ladyboy or b) treat the STD they got from that Taiwanese ladyboy, NBC execs would pick the wrong one every time.

  • Ejones4347

    i’m glad it didn’t go pass the pilot, some times if you can’t come as close to the original thing your wasting your time. the original tv show was a great show which held a lot of memory for long time fans 

  • Majikp3


    I knew NBC would pull the plug but still….boooooo!