After rumors began to surface earlier last week, NBC finally confirmed that the likely-doomed and incredibly expensive Munsters reboot pilot Mockingbird Lane would be making its way to television after all as a one-off special that could still impress the network depending upon its timeslot performance. From the creative mind of Bryan Fuller, the first extensive looks of the hour long outing have been making their way to the internet thanks to a number of promotional images and with less than two weeks to go it seems NBC wants as much momentum as possible.
Now, the network has released the first footage from the pilot this weekend and though it packs a laughs and is certainly gaining plenty of criticism it’s clear that we can see the pretty penny at work with plenty of special effects and major style.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids.
Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.
Mockingbird Lane airs as a Halloween special Friday October 26th at 8PM.