The Frankenstein Code – The trailer!

Fox just released the first trailer for The Frankenstein Code, which is set to premiere in 2016.

Not a lot of Tim in this first trailer, but he sure looks fine as FBI Agent Duval Pritchard. 🙂

Also, here is an Inside Look with the creators and lead actor Rob Kazinsky.

The official Frankenstein website had also added a more complete synopsis of the Pilot:

Seventy-five-year-old JIMMY PRITCHARD (guest star Philip Baker Hall, “Modern Family,” “Magnolia”) is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent DUVAL PRITCHARD (Tim DeKay, “White Collar”), one of his three children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins MARY GOODWIN (Dilshad Vadsaria, “Revenge”) and her brother, OTTO (Adhir Kalyan, “Rules of Engagement”), founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass.

Resurrected as a younger version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard (Rob Kazinsky, “True Blood”) is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he seek vengeance against those who killed him? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations?

8 Comments on “The Frankenstein Code – The trailer!”

  1. That trailer is impressive, with a bigger-than-life cinematic feel to it. And it sort of quells my fears about this being a combination White Collar-True Blood. I don’t want to assume too much about the characters or the story arcs, but I think it’s safe to say there will be much emotional territory to explore (not to mention the ethical and moral questions raised by the premise of the show).

    With the show not premiering until January, I was wondering if Fox sent any of the cast to the fall upfronts.

    1. Rob Kazinsky was there.
      The showrunner said something along the lines “it’s an action oriented drama with an emotional core to it” (quoting from memory something I saw on Twitter earlier).
      I would think that Rob will be the action part, and Tim the emotional core (cause not having Tim showing off his emotional skills would be a total waste. And we know that no matter the show, he’ll set the bar a little higher)

  2. Given Rob’s character’s unusual circumstances, I would think that the emotional core would necessarily envelope all his relationships, not to mention his own personal journey. Yes, I expect the bulk of the action might be his (although Tim did his fair share of action scenes on WC) but don’t underestimate Rob Kazinsky as an actor. Of course, I can easily imagine Tim’s character carrying a ton of emotional baggage, which I’m really looking forward to watching how he conveys.

    According to Willie’s tweets, Tim was at the Fox upfronts too (Willie wasn’t).

    Entertainment Weekly described The Frankenstein Code as a grittier version of Forever, which intrigues me because I liked the now-cancelled Forever. The story circumstances are different, but some of the themes explored should be similar.

  3. I’m starting to think that if Tim (or any of the other cast besides Rob) attended the upfronts in an official capacity, we would’ve known by now, via social media. It’s possible Tim is there unofficially, but it makes sense that Fox would wait until later in the year for the big media push.

    (I’m not sure David Duchovny or Gillian Anderson, arguably Fox’s biggest stars, attended the fall upfronts either, since the X-Files reboot won’t premiere until mid-season. But, wow, has Fox come a long, long way as a network since X-Files originally premiered way back in 1993. And as much as we think of White Collar as a USA Network show, it was produced by Fox Studios. I’m very excited that Tim, Matt, and several of the WC crew are connected with Fox shows now.)

    1. This is an official thing, there would be no point of going “unofficially”. The only point of this is to make publicity. So if we didn’t see Tim, that’s likely that he wasn’t there.

      It is probable – depending on how the show does… – that it’ll get more exposure next year.

      David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were there actually, and were definitely the highlight of the FOX event.

  4. Duchovny and Anderson were there!? How did I miss that in all my trolling for information? Guess I was too focused on Tim and Frankenstein Code. But I’m excited for the return of X-Files and hope it lives up to expectations.

    When I said “unofficial”, what I really meant was “unannounced” (similar to how actors will sometimes attend ComicCon despite not being part of an official event or panel). But I’m sure you’re right.

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