Just a few days after Fox gave a series order to The Frankenstein Code, the network released the first trailer during its upfront presentation in New York today. The Frankenstein Code is slated for a midseason debut, but we likely won't know exactly when it will hit the airwaves for several more months. The Frankenstein Code will be joined by Lucifer and comedies Bordertown and The Guide to Surviving Life in midseason, along with The X-Files event series.
What would you do with a second chance? From executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (Life, Crisis) and executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) comes The Frankenstein Code, a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic, about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god. Seventy-five-year-old Jimmy Pritchard (guest star Philip Baker Hall, Modern Family, Magnolia) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago.
Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent Duval Pritchard (Tim DeKay, White Collar), one of his three children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins Mary Goodwin (Dilshad Vadsaria, Revenge) and her brother, Otto (Adhir Kalyan, Rules of Engagement), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass. Resurrected as a younger version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, True Blood) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he seek vengeance against those who killed him? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations? Take a look at this trailer below, and stay tuned for more on The Frankenstein Code, debuting early next year on Fox.