A brand-new character has been unveiled in The Munsters mythos, thanks to director Rob Zombie.
Diverging from the usual gaggle of ghouls that fans of the ’60s horror sitcom are familiar with, Zombie this week released an Instagram photo–courtesy of screenrant.com–of “Transylvania’s most popular mad scientist,” Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang. Now that’s a name to conjure with. Check out the good doctor below.
View this post on Instagram
The (no doubt) loony scientist will be played by genre actor Richard Brake, who has worked with Zombie before on Halloween II and 3 From Hell. Brake’s other roles include Doom-Head in 31, The Chemist in Mandy, Joe Chill in Batman Begins and a supporting role as the Night King on Game of Thrones.
Zombie’s feature film reimagining of The Munsters–starring Jeff Daniels Phillips as Herman, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa–reportedly will debut sometime next year in theaters and on Peacock.
The flamboyant filmmaker/musician has been posting his progress on the film on social media, accenting his meticulous work on the wardrobe and the construction of the iconic mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane (“the most perfect Munsters house since 1964″).
The Munsters–which ran for 70 episodes on CBS from 1964-1966–starred Fred Gwynne as Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as Lily and Al Lewis as Grandpa, with Butch Patrick as Eddie and Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as Marilyn.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update from Rob Zombie on The Munsters.