Pat Priest Signs on To ‘The Munsters’

Pat Priest, who portrayed Marilyn on the original The Munsters television series for the majority of its run, has just been cast in Rob Zombie’s forthcoming feature picture adaptation. Take a look at Zombie’s Instagram post below.

When actress Beverley Owen departed the television series The Munsters after 13 episodes to get married, Priest stepped in to fill the void left by Owen. During Marilyn’s appearance, she was presented as the ugly member of a dysfunctional family, which featured a Frankenstein’s monster for an uncle, a vampire for an aunt, a vampire for a grandparent, and a werewolf for a cousin, among other characters.

Rob Zombie’s The Munsters reboot (2022) appears to be sticking true to the original series in many ways, but some of the modifications he makes will be beneficial to the new film. The 1960s sitcom, which originally aired for two seasons on CBS, has now become a classic of its time period. A number of efforts have been made to adapt The Munsters, including television programmes and feature films, but Zombie is the first to tackle it since Bryan Fuller’s aborted pilot was rejected in 2012. Zombie is most known for his horror films such as The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses, and Halloween, and The Munsters revival will be his first foray into family-friendly fare.

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Yvonne De Carlo and Fred Gwynne played Herman and Lily Munster, respectively, in the CBS sitcom The Munsters, which ran from 1964 to 1966. The over-the-top Transylvanian monster family’s adventures in a little suburban community were documented in the television show. From 1964 through 1966, ABC’s The Addams Family garnered more viewers than The Munsters, which debuted at the same time and ran concurrently. In addition, Zombie’s new picture will not be the first attempt to revive the comedy, since past attempts to restart the franchise over the years have all failed to push the brand ahead.