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Fox's Frankenstein drama is renamed yet again

11.10.2015by: Brennan Klein

We've learned by this point that "Frankenstein" is the doctor and that the true moniker of his creation is "Frankenstein's Monster." But that linguistic roadblock is but the first in a seemingly endless series of name complications surrounding the novel's various adaptations. For example, Victor Frankenstein is renamed "Henry" in the film, and his assistant Igor was originally named Fritz. 

Fox's new Frankenstein-based drama embraces that tradition with open arms. Having already changed their name from The Frankenstein Code to Lookinglass in August, the network has now announced that the series is being resurrected under the name Second Chance. It sounds more like a third chance to me, but let's hope they settle on this final name, or else nobody will have any clue what show they're talking about anymore.

The title was originally changed to separate the property from the expectations of the Frankenstein franchise. Now that they're about ninety degrees away, it seems like they've done a great job.

Second Chance 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.

Second Chance, also starring Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo, is executive produced by Rand Ravich, Howard Gordon and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot. Look for its premiere midseason on Fox.

Extra Tidbit: Which name do you prefer for the show?
Source: Deadline

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