And they're pretty confident in it, since they've made a "put pilot" commitment on it. That means they either air it or pay a lot of money.

The project comes from Rand Ravish (Crisis, Life) and Howard Gordon (Homeland, Tyrant). The former is writing and executive producing and the latter is executive producing. Frankenstein is described as being a "grounded sci-fi drama," here's the synopsis:

Frankenstein centers on Adam Tremble, a morally corrupt FBI agent who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Tremble will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose ā€” dealing with threats beyond the FBI's capabilities. All the while navigating the complicated relationship with his "creators": an antisocial Internet billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister.


Which... seems to have to do with Frankenstein only in the sense that a guy is brought back from the dead. Can we please call a moratorium on the "modern" "reimaginings" that only have the name of the famous works for name recognition? It's not that the resulting works are always bad ā€” although, wow, have some of them been ā€” but the tenuous connection to iconic name is just ridiculous. [Deadline]