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Rob Zombie Casts Elvira In His Munsters Reboot

Rob Zombie has announced that Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark, has joined the cast of his upcoming Munsters reboot.

Zombie posted the latest casting announcement for The Munsters on his Instagram page on Friday, along with a first-look photo of the actress in character as real estate agent Barbara Carr, a pink plaid suit-wearing real estate agent who appears to be quite contrasting in character to Peterson’s most famous role as the raven-haired horror hostess Elvira.

“ATTENTION CASTING NEWS! Straight from the set of THE MUNSTERS is your first look at Barbara Carr, the #1 real estate agent in all of Mockingbird Heights,” Zombie wrote in the caption of the Instagram post. “Barbara is played by none other the (sic) CASSANDRA PETERSON. Yes, the Mistress of the Dark has joined the cast of THE MUNSTERS.”

Peterson officially joins the cast of The Munsters alongside Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman Munster, Sheri Moon Zombie as Lily Munster, and Daniel Roebuck as Grandpa, as well as Richard Brake as Transylvania’s most popular Mad Scientist, Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang, Jorge Garcia as Floop, Sylvester McCoy as Igor, and Catherine Schell as Zoya Krupp.

The main Munster trio appeared in one of Zombie’s earlier Instagram photos that featured the reboot’s recreated Mockingbird mansion. The characters were pictured outside their gothic residence, wearing daytime attire as opposed to nighttime sleepwear, as glimpsed in another post highlighting a couple of costume designs for the family’s matriarch and patriarch.

The Munsters will simultaneously hit theaters and stream on Peacock later this year if all goes to plan. The modern adaptation of the TV classic is one of IGN’s most anticipated horror movies of 2022 alongside the likes of Sony Pictures’ upcoming Marvel film Morbius, due out on April 1, and Jordan Peele’s next horror movie, Nope, releasing in theaters on July 22.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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