Fox’s midseason drama series The Frankenstein Code is dropping Frankenstein from its title. It will now be known as Lookinglass.
Written by Crisis and Life creator Rand Ravich and executive produced by Howard Gordon, Lookinglass centers on Jimmy Pritchard, a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops. He is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities. The name of the company of the two scientists, twins Otto (Adhir Kalyan) and Mary (Dilshad Vadsaria), is Lookinglass.
The producers of The Frankenstein Code (originally Frankenstein) had been looking to distance themselves from the famous moniker, stressing the fact that the series only takes inspiration from the basic Mary Shelley mythology of a man brought back to life by scientists playing God.
Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo co-star in the series, executive produced by Ravich, Gordon and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot.