Fox Gives The Frankenstein Code a Series Order and Puts The Following Out of Its Misery
Out with the old and in with the… older? Amidst the flurry of TV news that is closing out this busy week, Fox has announced a series order for “The Frankenstein Code” (formerly just “Frankenstein”), loosely based on Mary Shelley’s classic tale, and the cancellation of “The Following,” a show that probably would have been better served as a “one and done” miniseries.
In any event, per Deadline, it’s farewell to Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy’s pulpy portrayal of Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll’s sick and twisted love story… and hello to our modern day “Creature,” aka Jimmy Pritchard.
“The Frankenstein Code” hails from writer/executive producer Rand Ravich and executive producer Howard Gordon. It stars Rob Kazinsky, Philip Baker Hall, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Tim DeKay, and Ciara Bravo. In a twist, Kazinsky and Hall portray the same character at different ages.
It centers on Ray Pritchard (Hall), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard (Kazinsky) will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
Privy to information only a dead man could possess, this former Marine and L.A. County Sheriff teams with his son, an FBI Agent (DeKay), to take down the bad guys. However, though his body is new, his thoughts and desires are those of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon.