'X-Men,' 'Pushing Daisies' masterminds to tackle 'The Munsters'
December 5th, 2011
06:28 PM ET

'X-Men,' 'Pushing Daisies' masterminds to tackle 'The Munsters'

The much-discussed remake of the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters" (about a family of monsters, and their "normal" niece, Marilyn) is moving forward at NBC, with Bryan Singer, director of the first two "X-Men" movies, now on board to produce the show and direct its pilot episode.

Bryan Fuller, best known for creating the beloved short-lived series "Pushing Daisies," and his work on "Heroes," confirmed the news on Twitter. Fuller will be heading up the rebooted "Munsters" (as opposed to the previous late 1980s/early '90s update).

With both Bryans' pedigrees (one dealing with mutants, and another with unusual, but brilliantly written, and visually compelling concepts), this is sure to make "The Munsters" one of the most anticipated series of next year.

CNN Geek Out spoke separately to two writers from CliqueClack.com - the TV/film recap and analysis site, which has its finger on the pulse of what the fans are thinking - to discuss what we might expect from this upcoming show.

Sharing their views on the project: Katie Schenkel, founder of the movie review site Justplainsomething.com). She has recently written about the companions on "Doctor Who" and the women of "Young Frankenstein" among other topics. Also, Anita Nicholson,  who delved deeply into the character of Rumpelstiltskin on "Once Upon a Time," and analyzes "Sanctuary" on an episode by episode basis.

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