Munsters get a reboot with 'Mockingbird Lane'
UNDATED (NBC) -- 1313 Mockingbird Lane was home to the sitcom "The Munsters" almost 50 years ago.
The place looks different now, so do Herman and Lily Munster.
"Mockingbird Lane" is NBC's reboot of the classic 60's comedy about a lovable family of monsters trying to be normal.
"While it is an homage to the original, I think it's going to be very enjoyable for people who don't know the original,” said Jerry O’Connell who plays Herman Munster.
This time around, there's no laugh track, lots of special effects and definitely more of an edge.
"Yes, things do get killed and eaten, but in a fun way,” said Portia de Rossi, who plays Lily Munster.
Back in the 60s, turmoil for young Eddie Munster was being too short, these days Eddie's turmoil is not realizing he's maturing into a werewolf.
"He’s very confused. He doesn't really want to be a Munster. He doesn't want to be a monster,” said mason cook who plays Eddie Munster.
While this new version does echo the original, Mockingbird Lane's vibe is unique.
"It is imaginative, it is dark, it is dramatic and twisted and offbeat and funny, but weird funny,” said Eddie Izzard who plays Grandpa Munster.
The new neighbors arrive Friday night.
"Mockingbird Lane" airs as a one-time special Friday but NBC said if it 'scares' up enough of an audience the show could become a weekly series next year.