Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ Might go Straight to Streaming Platform
Last month Murphy’s Multiverse dropped the news that Rob Zombie was working on a modern day version of The Munsters for Universal Pictures. But rumors’ from Bloody Disguising hint that the show might go straight to streaming platform Peacock.
The Munsters was an American sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters looking to fit into modern day. The original black and white show ran from 1964 to 1966, where it was cancelled due to dwindling viewing figures and a greater interest in colour programs such as ABC’s Batman. A sequel television series, titled The Munsters Today, ran from 1988 to 1991 in full colour. The show has had little interest in recent years, with a spin-off tv Pilot called Mockingbird Lane (The Munsters Address) failing to ignite fires under NBC’s bosses.
Bloody Disgusting had this to say…
From what I’m hearing, and I have not been able to confirm this, The Munsters is actually going to be a Peacock original/exclusive that will open day-and-date in theaters via Universal Pictures/UPHE, similar to what Warner Bros. is doing with HBO Max. It’s a great way to strengthen the return on a larger budgeted risk like The Munsters, which is reportedly in the $30M-$40M range.
The new film would star (of course) Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster and Jeff Daniel Phillips playing Herman.
BD also pointed out that recently joined star Butch Patrick for a commentary track for the film Munster, Go Home, released on Blu-ray by Scream Factory last year.
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