Actor Jerry O'Connell, best known for his role in the '90s sci-fi series Sliders, will play affable man-of-the-manor Herman Munster on Mockingbird Lane, NBC's slightly darker reboot of the '60s sitcom The Munsters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cross-dressing British comedian Eddie Izzard will play Grandpa, a vampire, while Mason Cook will play Herman's werewolf son, Eddie. Bryan Singer has signed on to executive produce and direct the pilot.

O'Connell, whose film credits include Scream 2 and Kangaroo Jack, most recently starred on CBS' legal drama The Defenders, which was canceled after one season.

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