Mariana Klaveno might be playing Lily Munster in NBC’s “Munsters” reboot, “Mockingbird Lane“, if she can get out of her contract with “Devious Maids”
Per Deadline, “Mariana Klaveno has been cast as Lily Munster in NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. However, Klaveno’s deal for Mockingbird Lane is contingent on her being released from a pilot she had a regular role on, ABC’s Devious Maids. Klaveno is not one of the leads on Devious Maids and has just a few lines in the pilot. But, 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. I hear that, in a major departure from precedent, NBC is even willing to let Klaveno recur on Devious Maids in exchange for securing her in first position to Mockingbird Lane where she would play the female lead.”
She would join Jerry O’Connell (announced yesterday as Herman Munster) and Eddie Izzard, who will play the powerful and quick-witted vampire in a role that was originated by Al Lewis. Mason Cook will play Herman and Lily’s werewolf son, Eddie. Bryan Singer will executive produce and direct the pilot. NBC initially eyed the reboot, from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller, for this development season but pushed the project to summer.
The newer version of the show is said to be an edgier and slightly darker take exploring origins of Herman and Lily Munster (originally played by Gwynne and Yvonne De Carlo) and how they arrived at the famed 1313 Mockingbird Lane address.