Rob Zombie’s ‘The Munsters’ Reboot To Debut On Netflix This Fall
Rob Zombie’s reboot of the classic 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” will debut on Netflix this fall!
Zombie posted on his Instagram account on Monday (July 18), “This fall we are gonna spook-out like it’s 1964! Yep, THE MUNSTERS and THE ADDAMS FAMILY are returning to the boob tube at the same time courtesy of @netflix” It’s been 58 years since this clash of the titans first happened. Perfect entertainment for your pumpkin carving party.”
Zombie only started filming the reboot in May 2021, so he’s made quick work. The movie will feature his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, cast as Lily Munster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster. The rest of the cast includes Daniel Roebuck co-starring as Grandpa Munster, Richard Brake as Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Catherine Schell as “Zoya Krupp the gypsy queen”, Dee Wallace, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson and Jorge Garcia.
If you’re going into the movie thinking Zombie’s reboot of ‘The Munsters’ will be like his past horror films, think again. Zombie told EW it will be more family-friendly, “Yeah, it’s 100 percent in the spirit of the show. I didn’t want it to be different. I wanted to totally retain the vibe that it had in the ’60s.”
Zombie talked about how ‘Elvira’ ended up playing real estate agent Barbara Carr, We’ve been friends with Cassandra for I don’t even know how long. She was at our wedding, she was at Sheri’s shower. We’ve been friends with her for at least 25 years. So that was another good person that could come in and fit right in, totally familiar.”
The original “The Munsters” aired on CBS for two seasons from September 1964 to May 1966.
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