Frankenstein TV series coming from Fox

Fox commission an updated Frankenstein TV show from Homeland creator

Boris Karloff in Frankenstein
Boris Karloff in Frankenstein

The renaissance of classic monsters continues, as Fox have decided that they want to be in the Frankenstein business.

Deadline reports that the network has commissioned a pilot from Rand Ravich (Life, Crisis) and Howard Gordon (Homeland, The X-Files).

Titled Frankenstein, the pilot will bring Frankenstein’s Monster into the present day in what sounds like a blend of gritty cop show and sci-fi.

“Taking inspiration from the basic Mary Shelley mythology of a man brought back to life by scientists playing god, Frankenstein centers on Adam Tremble, a morally corrupt FBI agent who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose — dealing with threats beyond the FBI’s capabilities. All the while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators”: an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister.”

Mary Shelley’s creation is everywhere at the moment. There’s the Max Landis-scripted Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, there’s Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein update, there’s Rory Kinnear’s excellent interpretation on Penny Dreadful, and we can assume that the big guy figures heavily in Universal’s plans to reboot their monster movies.

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