Some exciting casting news has come in for Fox’s “Frankenstein” pilot as Deadline is reporting that Tim DeKay (“Carnivale”) is set as a co-lead opposite Rob Kazinsky in the show from Rand Ravich, Howard Gordon, and 20th TV. Also cast in the project in a recurring role is veteran character actor Philip Baker Hall, who plays the older version of Kazinsky’s central character.
Taking inspiration from the basic Mary Shelley mythology of a man brought back to life by scientists playing God, Frankenstein 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. Privy to information only a dead man could possess, this former Marine and L.A. County Sheriff (Kazinsky) teams with his son, FBI Agent Duval Pritchard (DeKay), to take down the bad guys. However, though his body is new, his thoughts and desires are of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon.