Pilot News: Fox Revives Frankenstein

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Frankenstein has come alive at Fox.

The network has ordered a pilot for a modern-day sci-fi drama inspired by the Mary Shelley classic, Deadline reports.

Exec produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and Crisis‘ Rand Ravich, 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 — all while navigating the complicated relationship with his “creators” (an antisocial internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister).

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29 Comments
  1. iMember says:

    This sounds like something that could be paired with Sleepy Hollow next fall.

    • Shazay says:

      It doest really even sound like Frankenstein, which I could have been on board with, this just sounds dumb. Sounds more like the 50 Million Dollar Man than it does Frankenstein.

  2. July Lark says:

    Boy, Fox is desperate.

  3. kathyb1953 says:

    Give me a break! Even for Fox this is a reach!

  4. Ray says:

    Next pilot report–Wolfman joins the CIA.

  5. It sounds like an interesting enough concept, but I see no connection with Mary Shelley’s novel. That said, I also thought Sleepy Hollow was a ridiculous stretch of the original story and I absolutely love that show, so why not?

  6. Matthew Weber says:

    TNT or USA (one of the two I can’t remember) tried to do this a few years back. They even got Dean Koontz to write a series of novels for it. It never got an official order.

    • Fran says:

      USA had a made-for-TV movie based on Dean Koontz’s first Frankenstein novel, and it was supposed to continue as a series. There was some kind of conflict though about moving away from what Koontz wanted, and it was canceled. Koontz then decided to write 5 more books in the series. They’re pretty interesting.

  7. analog says:

    This sounds horrible.

  8. Lindsey says:

    So…something similar to Frankenstein MD on YouTube that Pemberly Digital is doing with PBS?

  9. DL says:

    This would probably fare better if they downplay the Frankenstein connection, as the premise ultimately reflects very little of that story aside from the resurrection.

  10. LaPiquante says:

    Just once I want a filmed version of Frankenstein by people who have actually read the book.

    This does not sound like it will be it.

  11. Ram510 says:

    Who at Fox keeps coming up with these awful ideas. No wonder the ratings are down across the board

  12. NP says:

    Just make the Koontz book a series

  13. kd86953 says:

    this would pair really well with sleepy hollow!

  14. Lizo says:

    Fox, just seriously stop making genre shows. You never do the community right and so we won’t come back to you.

  15. herman1959 says:

    No! This just sounds like a mishmash of a lot of current shows stamped with the Frankenstein brand. It also sounds like it would be in competition with Sleepy Hollow.

  16. Echo the 6 million dollar man / Now & Again comments. It’s an updated take on a classic, but it doesn’t sound very fresh.

  17. OK, i’ll buy stronger, but how can a reanimated CORPSE be younger??

  18. firelight19 says:

    Sigh. And here I was hoping we were finally getting a show with the characters and storyline from the actual book, not just some ‘loosely inspired’ show that swipes the title for itself to profit on the name.

  19. PatioPrincess says:

    Adam Baldwin would be perfect to play the hot-mess that is Frankenstein. He’s got the acting chops and the hot physique and it would be made of win.