We recently learned that Fox's upcoming "Frankenstein" series had landed acclaimed director Michael Cuesta (KILL THE MESSENGER) to helm the first episode of the horror-detective show, and now THR is reporting that Fox has found its Frankenstein in "True Blood" actor Rob Kazinsky.
Kazinsky, who also starred in PACIFIC RIM, is set to play the monster in Fox's drama pilot from executive producers Rand Ravich and Howard Gordon and inspired by Mary Shelley's mythology. The show revolves around...
Pritchard (Kazinsky), a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.
But here's where my trouble with the series lies: the character is further described as "athletic, strong and handsome; the Frankenstein "monster" who is the reanimated version of a much older Pritchard, a former Marine and county sheriff who was recently murdered. Brought back from the dead, Pritchard may have a new body, but his mind is still that of a 75-year-old badass curmudgeon."
A handsome "Frankenstein"? I understand taking some liberties with the "Frankenstein" mythology, but reading that description of him being 'athletic, strong and handsome' makes me think this is not gonna be the kind of "Frankenstein" I was hoping this series will be. I've always been more fond of the monstrous 'patchwork of different cadavers' style of Frankenstein monster. But hey, I'll still give this show a chance.
Kazinsky joins a cast that includes "Rules of Engagement's" Adhir Kalyan as one of Frankenstein's creators, Otto Goodwin.