Eddie Izzard in Talks for Grandpa Munster

Eddie Izzard Los Angeles Premiere of CARS 2 Photo: ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan

Eddie Izzard has been cast in Bryan Fuller's Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. Deadline reports that Izzard is in talks to play Grandpa — not Herman — Munster, and that Izzard is now negotiating to be a producer, too. Izzard has played the patriarch of a weird family with dark secrets before, on The Riches, but Mockingbird is dark, dark, dark, and Grandpa, at least in the pilot script, is both wise and frightening. He's a vampire, a violent predator, and a Dr. Frankenstein–style assembler of patchwork body parts, but also a loving (if bizarre) guardian of his offspring. Man, this show is going to be tough to get right.