Portia de Rossi cast as ‘Lily Munster’

By David Knox on June 14, 2012 / Filed Under News 5

Aussie Portia De Rossi has been cast as Lily Munster in NBC’s Munsters remake, Mockingbird Lane -a pretty good choice, really.

She will play the role created by the very classy Yvonne De Carlo, and opposite the new-look ‘Herman Munster’, Jerry O’Connell.

The former Arrested Development and Better Off Ted star completes the principal cast, which also includes Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as son Eddie, and newcomer Charity Wakefield as Marilyn, the family’s shameful “plain” cousin.

The NBC reboot shifts from sitcom to a darker drama, written by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) and directed by Bryan Singer (House).

Reports indicate the series will explore the origins of Herman and Lily and how they arrived at 1313 Mockingbird.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. Max Renn June 15, 2012 at 1:53 am -

    A “gritty” Munsters. Now I’ve seen just about everything.

  2. deedeedragons June 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm -

    Random. Both Jerry & her were in Scream 2.
    Which i saw a couple of weeks ago.

  3. Nick June 14, 2012 at 11:07 am -

    I would have watched this either, but will now for Portia. She was so good in Better Off Ted and arrested

  4. Matthew See June 14, 2012 at 10:08 am -

    I am definitely watching Mockingbird Lane as I am someone who has loved Portia since Sirens.

    I am not sure if she should described as a former Arrested Development star since new Arrested Development episodes which she is in comes out next year.

  5. db June 14, 2012 at 10:04 am -

    After her performance in Better Off Ted, I’ve decided that Portia is probably my all-time favourite TV actress. I would not have normally watched Mockingbird Lane, but think I will have to now.

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