We first discovered that the horror director was busy working on a movie adaptation of the 1964 series The Munsters last month thanks to Murphy’s Multiverse. The original series only ran for two seasons on CBS but amassed a loyal following, which apparently includes Zombie. A reported fan of the series, Zombie has even cast his wife Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster.
Zombie also participated in a commentary track for the film Munster, Go Home, which was released on Blu-ray by Scream Factory last year.
Apart from casting his wife in the film, The Munsters reboot will also reportedly star Jeff Daniel Philips as Herman Munster with Richard Break, Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Cassandra (Elvira) Peterson filling out the rest of the cast.
Why would The Munsters reboot be headed to Peacock?
It should be noted that what Bloody Disgusting is reporting right now is an unconfirmed rumor, but it wouldn’t be all that surprising given the way so many film studios are making deals with streaming services these days.
Supposedly Universal Pictures is looking to do something similar to what Warner Bros. has done with HBO Max, meaning The Munsters will go to Peacock and open in theaters at the same time.
Plus, NBCUniversal already has the rights to the original series. You can watch the original series right now on Peacock TV if you’re so inclined, so it makes sense that the streaming service would become the reboot’s home, too.
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You can currently watch the original series right now on Peacock TV while you wait for The Munsters reboot.