NBC appears to be getting in the horror game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the peacock network has ordered up a new script for a modernized “Frankenstein” TV series from the writers behind Fox’ House, Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner. Not too much is known as of late, but per Digital Spy the writers, who have worked on the Hugh Laurie medical drama since 2005, will working on a pilot script for BermanBraun and Universal Media Studios, who “currently owns the rights to the character” and a few other iconic horror “figures such as Dracula, the Wolfman and the Mummy.”
“Frankenstein” originates back to 1800’s from writer Mary Shelley, who developed the well known monster from a dream she had. Since the published piece, adaptions of the sci-fi tale have hit the small screen and the big screen. Back in the early seventies and the early nineties, TV series following “Frankenstein” hit the airwaves, as well as several movie adaptions beginning in 1910.
News regarding when the “Frankenstein” series from Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, who have also worked on series such as “Smallville, Roswell”, and “Boston Public”, will begin the production phase has not been announced. We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, tell us what you think. Is a retelling of the famed monster a good idea?