In one of the most bizarre things I’ve came about this week and decided to write about, CBS is launching a Frankenstein Detective Pilot. You just can’t make this up.
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.” (Duh-nuh!).
The Det. Frankenstein drama (yes, we know, he’s technically Frankenstein’s monster) will be in consideration for next season’s primetime lineup. Writer Jason Tracey (Burn Notice, Elementary) is responsible.
All CBS needs now are vampire doctor and mummy attorney shows and they could have an unbeatable Thursday night drama block.
You can read more about this from our friends over at Entertainment Weekly.