More “Mockingbird Lane” news! Maria Klaveno, who was recently cast in ABC’s “Devious Maids,” has been cast as Lily Munster in the dramatic retelling of the 1960s sitcom about a family of monsters (and their “normal” relative).
However, according to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, Klaveno’s role in “Devious Maids” is in jeopardy. “In light of the project’s possible move to Lifetime, in an act of gamesmanship or a mix of both, Devious Maids producer ABC Studios has so far refused to release the actress,” states the site. “I hear that, in a major departure from precedent, NBC [the network behind “Mockingbird Lane”] is even willing to let Klaveno recur on Devious Maids in exchange for securing her first position to Mockingbird Lane where she would play the female lead.”
Now, according to the site, Klaveno will know if she’s been released from “Devious Maids” by the end of the business day today.
One of the most anticipated television shows being made right now is “Mockingbird Lane,” a dramatic reboot of the classic 1960s sitcom “The Munsters.” Information about the Bryan Fuller-created show has been a little scarce, but now we’ve got some brand new casting news to report!
In other relevant casting news, Jerry O’Connell was cast as Herman Munster, and Eddie Izzard has been cast as Grandpa Munster. Charity Wakefield and Mason Cook have also been cast to play the “plain” cousin Marilyn and Herman and Lily’s son, Eddie, respectively.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the pilot of the show involves Herman, a monster made up of dead body parts, needing a new heart and finding a living “donor.”
Also, according to Fuller’s interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show is aiming to be a magical, yet, horror-based show the whole family can watch. “We want this show to be an American Harry Potter,” he said. “To have that sense of a magical world that you get to go to with your family and find stories told in a fantastical way that are instantly relatable. It’s an ‘American Horror Story’ that the whole family can watch.”
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