Fox is remaking a literary classic but with a twist. The network has greenlit a pilot for a modern-day take on Frankenstein. Mary Shelley's famous story is getting the Sleepy Hollow treatment. If it can work for the Headless Horseman, why not Frankenstein's monster?
The pilot comes from Homeland's Howard Gordon and Crisis' Rand Ravich. It will be a sci-fi drama centering on a morally corrupt FBI agent called Adam Tremble. Early on, Tremble is killed, but eventually he's brought back to life. He's a changed man who feels much younger and stronger than before.
"Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose — all while navigating the complicated relationship with his 'creators' (an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister)."
If they find the right tone, this could definitely work. Sleepy Hollow's successful because it embraces its campiness. It doesn't try to be something it's not. Plus, its stars are likeable and have great chemistry. Can lightning strike twice at Fox? Do you think a Frankenstein series could work?