It looks like Rob Zombie plans to put his own unique spin on the (already bizarre) Munsters clan.
The outlandish filmmaker/musician this week posted a very striking image of a brand-new cast member of his upcoming reboot of The Munsters–the latest glimpse into his vision for the adaptation of the ’60s horror sitcom.
The photo–courtesy of screenrant.com and seen below–shows a never-before-seen character called Igor and described simply as “the loyal servant to the Munsters.” Fans of the short-lived TV series will recall that name as the monicker of Grandpa’s pet bat. Maybe Zombie’s small homage to the original show?
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In any event, the new Munsters addition will be played by Scottish actor Sylvester McCoy, who has an interesting genre background–with roles as the seventh Doctor Who and an appearance as Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit trilogy.
Igor will join Herman (Jeff Daniel Phillips), Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie), Grandpa (Daniel Roebuck) and another newcomer to the storyline, mad scientist Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang (Richard Brake).
Zombie’s feature film reimagining of The Munsters reportedly will debut sometime next year, but there has yet to be a confirmation about the release. Only in theaters? Only on Peacock? On both? Stay tuned.
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 on Rob Zombie’s The Munsters.