Sliders Star Jerry OConnell Is New Herman Munster In Mockingbird Lane

The Bryans Trust (Fuller and Singer) continue to assemble the cast of Mockingbird Lane , their radical update of the ’60s sitcom The Munsters , and now they’ve found their Herman Munster.

Jerry O’Connell will play the bumbling Frankenstein-esque dad in the family, reports TVLine . O’Connell is probably best known to SFX readers for his starring role in the TV series Sliders , but first came to fame in Stand By Me , and more recently has has successful stints in Crossing Jordan and The Defenders (no, not some Marvel film you've missed, but a TV legal drama).

O’Connell joins a cast that includes Eddie Izzard (as Grandpa – a vampire) and Mason Cook (as Eddie – a werewolf).

Herman was played by Fred Gwyne in the ’60s show.

Mockingbird Lane is a one-hour comedy drama as opposed to a half-hour sitcom. Bryan Fuller ( Pushing Daisies ) and Bryan Singer ( X-Men ) are the motivating forces behind it.

Dave Golder
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