“Mockingbird Lane,” featuring Oklahoma native Mason Cook,” and “Grimm” make up a night of Halloween-themed TV Oct. 26 on NBC
Halloween-themed entertainment is in store on NBC beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 with the premiere of the pilot of “Mockingbird Lane,” featuring Oklahoma native Mason Cook as Eddie Munster, and the “La Llorona” episode of “Grimm” following at 8 p.m.
The special program “Mockingbird Lane” is billed as “a new reimagined version of the classic 1960s comedy ‘The Munsters,’ now as a visually spectacular one-hour drama with a darker edge and tone.”
Jerry O’Connell plays Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi plays his wife Lily, Eddie Izzard portrays Grandpa, Oklahoma native Mason Cook plays Eddie, and Charity Wakefield portrays Marilyn, according to a news release.
The “La Llorona” episode of “Grimm” will also have special airings on NBCUniversal’s Telemundo and mun2.
Details on “Mockingbird Lane” and “Grimm,” provided by NBC, are as follows:
In “Mockingbird Lane,” sweet little Eddie Munster (Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places — as in all over his body — every time the moon is full!
Eddie’s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula! Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the site of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they’re quickly onto the mission at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it’s not always so easy to accept that your child is a little “different” from the rest of the kids.
Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. Since he’s made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.
“Mockingbird Lane” is from Bad Hat Harry Productions and Universal Television. Executive producers include Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men” film series) and Sara Colleton (“Dexter”). Singer also directed the pilot.
NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Grimm” will join with Telemundo, mun2 and Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in an unprecedented NBCUniversal cross-divisional event when its Halloween episode “La Llorona” is broadcast on October 26/27.
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