Eddie Izzard is being lined up to play Grandpa Munster in a reboot of the classic Sixties comedy.
Bryan Singer - who directed Superman Returns and the X-Men movies – is in control of the new series, called Mockingbird Lane.
A pilot is being made for the NBC network, and Izzard is reportedly in ‘final talks’ to take the role of the shape-shifting vampire originally made famous by Al Lewis.
Bryan Fuller, whose credits include Heroes and Star Rek: Deep Space Nine is writing the script for the show, named after the family’s fictional address of Bryan Fuller
The original family also included Herman, who resembled Frankenstein’s Monster, the vampiric Lily, werewolf Eddie and the normal-looking Marilyn. Although so far Izzard is the only actor attached to the reboot.