TV: Eddie Izzard Gets Fitted For ‘Mockingbird Lane’ Grandpa Munster Costume

Showrunner Bryan Fuller shared a first ever look at actor Eddie Izzard being fitted for his role as Grandpa Munster in NBC’s Mockingbird Lane,” their television reboot of “The Munsters” that also stars Charity Wakefield, Mason Cook and Jerry O’Connell.

The pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer, is described as a reinvention of the 1960s sitcom about The Munsters, a family of “monsters” — vampires, werewolves and Frankenstein, and their “plain” cousin (Wakefield) — that will feature striking visuals in the vein of Fuller’s ABC dramedy “Pushing Daisies.” Cook will play Eddie Munster, Lily and Herman’s only child, an earnest boy scout and budding werewolf. Horrified to learn the truth about himself, he refuses to eat meat and faces off against Grandpa (Izzard) at dinner.

I’m very excited to see this on NBC’s slate this coming fall. I’m still a huge fan of Fuller’s “Dead Like Me” and expect this to be a beautiful disaster.

  • EvilHead1981

    That’s a horrible costume. It’s something I think about sometimes, but if they are rebooting this and trying to make it more modern(and grounded), why do they feel the need to make a ridiculous looking outfit like that? Original Grampa’s suit was pretty damn grounded. It didn’t go for frills and shit. I thought this would’ve been pretty damn EASY to pull off. LOL.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    This looks terrible. Is Grandpa a cross dresser in the show now? Why is it a dress and what is with the “tail”. I want to want to like this but this isnt helping.

  • Lauren Taylor

    So many good things have come of this to contribute to a bitch session on the next podcast…I can’t wait!

  • FunkMasterJoe

    Not a fan of this outfit, not quite sure what’s going on. I’m trying to be optimistic about this show but I just don’t know if it’s gonna be able to pull it off. Guess we should find out soon enough now that a cast is in place.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    I agree that it can be taken in a different direction fron the original and I am hoping this turnouts and I am ok with the casting. I also really enjoyed Pushing Daisies but this outfit looks like trash. Hopefully its just a work in process and a poorly executed idea that will be sent back to the drawing board.