Fox has greenlit its Frankenstein drama for next season, and just released a first photo that shows a very different take on the iconic character.
Above is a first look at Rob Kazinsky (True Blood), who stars in The Frankenstein Code. He plays Jimmy Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop who’s given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
And yes, this his After photo. At the start of the pilot, before he dies, the character is 70 years old. So there’s no green skin, no facial scars, no grunting (presumably). He looks ready for an MMA fight, no?
In Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein is the name of the reanimating doctor, not his monster. But in popular culture, “Frankenstein” is pretty commonly used to refer to the creature as well.
The news follows Fox betting big on male-fronted comedies, giving series orders to John Stamos’ Grandfathered, Rob Lowe’s The Grinder, and Jack Cutmore-Scott’s The Guide to Surviving Life. Medical drama Rosewood, starring Morris Chestnut, was also ordered to series.