Expect a lot of earnestness and angst at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Deadline has revealed that Usual Suspects and X-Men director Bryan Singer has joined the upcoming revamp of the classic TV series The Munsters as a producer as well as director of the still-in-development pilot. As Alex reported a couple of weeks back, The Munsters are getting a full 21st century overhaul courtesy of Pushing Daisies showrunner Bryan Fuller.
And I'm just going to throw this out there right now: the pilot will not be funny, or at least it won't lead with humor. No, I haven't read any scripts, and I don't have any inside sources, but I wouldn't be making this kind of speculation unless I knew the work of the man attached to it. Alex was right, that Fuller has a sense of whimsy and dark comedy when it comes to his projects, but that can't be farther from Singer's work, who has never really "done" comedy in the sense that jokes and humor for the most part stick out like a sore thumb in all of his work.
I'm not slagging the director off: I think The Usual Suspects is one of the masterpieces of the 90's and X2 was a wonderful revision/improvement of the things that worked (and some of the things that didn't work) in the first X-Men movie. But his go-to tone, first and foremost, is serious and occasionally ponderous (as evidenced by the maudlin spectacle of Superman Returns). I'm not even laying any bets on the quality of the show--I'm simply more certain now that the big announcement for the series was being perfectly clear when they described the forthcoming one hour series as a drama. How that will work with a household with a Frankenstein's monster, a lady Dracula, an old man Dracula, and a wolf-boy--where they all share the last name "Munsters"--remains to be seen, though.