Fox Pilots Include 'Frankenstein' Adaptation

An new version of 'Frankenstein,' set in the present time, is scheduled to air on Fox next season.

Fox has several exciting pilots on tap for the coming television season, including an adaptation of Frankenstein. This sci-fi drama, inspired by the classic novel by Mary Shelley, is set in the present day and revolves around a morally corrupt retired cop named Ray Pritchard, who is brought back from the dead transformed into a younger, stronger man.

With a second shot at life, Ray must make a difficult choice between his bad boy ways and a new sense of purpose. His "creators" are an antisocial internet billionaire and his twin sister. Although he owes his second life to them, Ray's biggest challenge is his complicated relationship with the twins.

Writing the script and serving as an executive producer is Rand Ravish, best known for writing the TV series Life and Crisis. Also executive producing is Homeland's Howard Gordon.

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Fox has several exciting pilots on tap for the coming television season, including an adaptation of Frankenstein. This sci-fi drama, inspired by the classic novel by Mary Shelley, is set in the present day and revolves around a morally corrupt retired cop named Ray Pritchard, who is brought back from the dead transformed into a younger, stronger man.

With a second shot at life, Ray must make a difficult choice between his bad boy ways and a new sense of purpose. His "creators" are an antisocial internet billionaire and his twin sister. Although he owes his second life to them, Ray's biggest challenge is his complicated relationship with the twins.

Writing the script and serving as an executive producer is Rand Ravish, best known for writing the TV series Life and Crisis. Also executive producing is Homeland's Howard Gordon.

Other pilots Fox has ordered for fall include an adaptation of the BBC Worldwide Productions drama Luther, about a brilliant murder detective who struggles with the "dangerous violence of his passions." This series has not yet been cast. Idris Elba, who plays the title role in the BBC show, is one of the executive producers of the Fox version but will reportedly not appear on screen.

Another Fox pilot featuring an exceptionally brainy character, Rosewood is an investigative series about a highly ranked private pathologist in Miami, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. A twist in the show is that despite being surrounded by death, the doctor is an eternal optimist who lives life to the fullest, constantly annoying the cynical female detective he frequently works with.

 


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