After reports last month indicated that Eddie Izzard was nearing a deal to play Grandpa in the new Munsters reboot called Mockingbird Lane, Izzard briefly addressed the upcoming NBC series.
During a call on Thursday for the upcoming Treasure Island on Syfy, in which Eddie Izzard stars as Long John Silver, The Deadbolt spoke with Izzard about how his acting goals have changed in recent years. While expanding on his shift to more dramatic roles after a career in comedy, Eddie Izzard touched on his recent projects beyond Treasure Island, which includes Mockingbird Lane, produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes) and Bryan Singer (X-Men, Suprman Returns, House).
It was reported in late March that Eddie Izzard was cast as The Munsters character Grandpa, originally played by Al Lewis from 1964 to 1966. Although Izzard didn’t go into detail about Mockingbird Lane, he did confirm the offer.
“I don’t know if my goals have changed in the recent years. I think my opportunities have changed. Now I’m being offered Treasure Island, Long John Silver, I was offered a film called Lost Christmas in the U.K. which hopefully will come out this year, which I’m really pleased about. I’ve just been offered Mockingbird Lane, the pilot is coming out [from] Bryan Singer and Brian Fuller in America.”
Interestingly, with Eddie Izzard taking on more dramatic roles, Mockingbird Lane fits into the actor’s new wheelhouse since The Munsters reboot will be a one-hour drama instead of a comedy.
Check out Eddie Izzard in the trailer for Treasure Island on Syfy below: