NBC Orders Modern-Day FRANKENSTEIN Script from HOUSE Executive Producers

     August 9, 2011


There’s not much more to this than the revelation of a new series being in development at NBC, but here we go. THR has word that the network has ordered a script for a new horror series described as a modern-day take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein. Written by House M.D. executive producers Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner, the series is just one of a couple recent attempts at bringing horror to the small screen again after FX ordered American Horror Story from Glee duo Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. That series has also remained shrouded in mystery, as all good horror should, but it sounds like the genre could be coming back to TV in a big way. I’m not sure a new take on Frankenstein is the most intriguing idea, but I’ll wait until details emerge before passing any real judgment.