CBS has ordered a detective drama pilot titled Frankenstein. Writer Jason Tracey (Burn Notice, Elementary) is responsible.
This latest and very loose adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel follows a San Francisco homicide detective who “is mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection – Dr. Victor Frankenstein.”
The Det. Frankenstein drama (yes, we know, he’s technically Frankenstein’s monster) will be in consideration for next season’s primetime lineup.
If this concept sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because there was another Franken-cop drama just a few years ago.
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