This is the new “darker” version of the ’60s sitcom, being reimagined by Bryan ( Pushing Daisies ) Fuller and Bryan ( X-Men ) Singer for NBC as an hour-long comedy drama.
Izzard does, of course, have experience in US TV drama, having starred in two seasons of The Riches from 2007-8 for the FX channel. But considering his stand-up past, could we really be seeing a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania? Probably not, but it’s a gag too good to pass up the opportunity.
Let’s hope the negotiations work out! Although – Izzard as Grandpa ? Is he really that old? Still, vampires don’t age, do they?