October 3 2012

Mockingbird Lane May be Doomed … or Maybe Not

Mockingbird Lane cast

It’s been a crazy few days for Mockingbird Lane – the potential update to The Munsters – and it hasn’t even aired on television yet.

Bryan Fuller, the man behind such great shows as Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies, has been working on Mockingbird Lane for some time now. His script survived a regime change at NBC, which is a fairly rare occurrence as every new studio head wants to make their own mark. And after several delays, at last a pilot has been shot with Eddie Izzard (Grandpa), Jerry O’Connell (Herman) and Portia de Rossi (Lily) in the key roles. Not exactly a bunch of no-name slouches.

On Tuesday Deadline reported that the show was dead at the pilot stage from all indications, but no final word had come down as of yet. Not everything was looking down for Fuller yet as he had a script-to-series order (that means it was skipping the pilot stage) for Hannibal at NBC, so everything must be ok.

Well, over on Twitter Fuller decided to dispel the rumors for himself with the following tweet:

NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #MockingbirdLane was Dead Wrong. Stay tuned for updates!

So, where does this series stand? Your guess is probably as good as anyone else’s at this point. Will the series happen? Won’t it? Who knows. Fuller has some clout at NBC at the moment, so he might be able to pull it off.

Normally I would be against this project, but I have to say that the talent in front of and behind the camera has my attention. Lets see where this goes. And if nothing else, at least let us see the pilot.

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