NBC’s remake of "The Munsters" will be "way darker than people expect,” one of the stars of the new show tells New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
Eddie Izzard, who will play Grandpa Munster, said the new project, "Mockingbird Lane," represents a bigger change than what happened to “The Addams Family" when that classic TV series was transformed into a film franchise.
"But if you know where ‘The Addams Family’ went from a sitcom to a romantic comedy [when it was remade], ours is going to [change] even moreso — but in a different place," Izzard said, according to the piece.
Izzard, who is also producing the project, noted, "No one has any idea how we’re going to do this, because this was not supposed to be my next move. But you’ll just have to wait and see. It’s a drama, it’s not a comedy, and so you’re just going to have to wait and see what we do with it."