TVWise continues our Upfronts coverage with a first look at Fox’s new drama series The Frankenstein Code.
From Crisis creator Rand Ravich, The Frankenstein Code is a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic and tells the story of a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god. Seventy-five-year-old Jimmt Pritchard (Philip Baker Hall) 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), 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) and her brother, Otto (Adhir Kalyan), 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) 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?
Check out the trailer below: