Back in October of last year, Fox gave a put pilot commitment to a potential new series entitled “Frankenstein,” and now the network has gone ahead and given it a pick-up. We can’t get too excited about it, however, because based on the description, it doesn’t sound like any of the original story’s horror elements will be in play.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Frankenstein” is the brainchild of “Crisis” creator Rand Ravich and “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon. The drama centers on Ray Pritchard, 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 will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
Ravich will pen the script and executive produce alongside Gordon and his 20th Century Fox Television-based Teakwood Lane banner. Teakwood’s Hugh Fitzpatrick will co-exec produce.
We’ll be keeping an eye on things to see how Dread-worthy this ends up being.