Although NBC touted the series as a strong midseason possibility during their upfront presentation to advertisers in May, the project was still in casting at that point. The network then backed a Comic Con panel in July with Fuller discussing plans for the show.
Now, Deadline is reporting that the network has seen the finished pilot and it doesn’t appear the series will find a place on the network’s schedule.
Directed by Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects”) and starring Jerry O’Connell as Herman Munster, Portia de Rossi as Lily Munster and Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, the pilot apparently had an impressive visual style but “didn’t quite work” overall.
Don’t despair too much for Fuller though, he still has Hannibal Lecter prequel series “Hannibal” in the works at NBC with a guaranteed 13-episode midseason order.
UPDATE: Fuller himself is claiming that Deadline’s story may be premature, tweeting: “NBC just informed me the Deadline article regarding #MockingbirdLane was Dead Wrong. Stay tuned for updates!”