Portia de Rossi will play Munsters mum in TV remake
Fri June 15, 2012 12:02pm
Portia de Rossi has landed the role of Lily Munster in the remake, Mockingbird Lane.Arrested Development actress Portia de Rossi has landed the role of Lily Munster in the Munsters remake Mockingbird Lane. Portia will be inheriting the ghoulish black and white wig originally donned by glamorous actress Yvonne De Carlo during the 1960s. Portia's casting comes after the announcement that the remake would feature a new-look Herman Munster played by Stand By Me child star Jerry O'Connell. Other actors signed on include Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as the werewolf son Eddie and English actress Charity Wakefield as "plain" cousin Marilyn. Mockingbird Lane is expected to be a darker drama than the original comedy series, and will explore the backstory of Herman and Lily. The show will be written by Bryan Fuller from Pushing Daisies and directed by Bryan Singer, who has helmed episodes of House.