Last week we told you about Eddie Izzard joining NBC’s Munsters reboot Mocking Bird Lane as Grandpa Munster this week they have apparently cast their Marilyn. British actress Charity Wakefield probably best known for her Sense & Sensibility role has signed on for the show which is written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the show Marilyn is Lily’s beautiful niece and the only “normal” Munster (which in this house makes her rather abnormal). As an infant she was saved from being devoured by her own mother, she lives with the Munsters but to their dismay did not inherit any of their special attributes. A college student who believes in good manners and congeniality toward the new neighbors, she regularly clashes with Grandpa (Izzard), but she gets along well with Aunt Lily and Uncle Herman, as well as with her young cousin Eddie. Beverly Owen created Marilyn in the first episodes of the original series, replaced by Pat Priest for most of its run.
I’m really looking forward to this show and hopefully it makes it beyond a pilot and has a successful run on NBC.