Out actress Portia de Rossi has been cast as Lily Munster in a re-”vamp” of The Munsters from out producer Bryan Fuller, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Though Rossi is known for breakout comedic roles in Arrested Development and Better Off Ted, Mockingbird Lane, as the show is now called, is alleged to be more dramatic than chuckleworthy.The pilot will be directed by X-Men helmer Brian Singer.
Joining Ellen’s better half on the NBC show is Jerry O’Connell, taking on the role of grey-skinned patriarch Herman Munster, and cross-dressing English comedian Eddie Izzard, who will play Grandpa. Mockingbird Lane will explore how the gruesome twosome came together and began their lives on the titular streets. Does this sound like True Blood meets Desperate Housewives to anyone else besides us?
The show’s been brewing since 2010, so who knows if it’ll really come to pass. But if it does,Fuller would be a fool not to cast Chloë Sevigny as Marilyn.