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FOX’s Frankenstein Code Becomes LOOKINGLASS in Title Change

By on August 28, 2015

Pictured: rob Kazinsky. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick Ecclesine/FOX

The title of FOX’s upcoming action drama The Frankenstein Code has undergone a bit of a metamorphosis.

Keen to put distance between their show and Mary Shelley’s famous source material, producers want a title that indicates their show is inspired by, and not a modern-day version of, Shelley’s mythology of a man brought back to life by a scientist playing god.

As such, the series is now titled Lookinglass. Don’t worry, it will all make perfect sense when you watch the pilot episode.

In Lookinglass, a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops, is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky, True Blood) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.

And there, we are told, the comparison ends.

Lookinglass premieres 2016 on FOX.

Now if we can only persuade ABC to drop the ‘of’ in Of Kings and Prophets.

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