Earlier this year, CBS ordered up several pilots for TV shows, one of them being for a new take on the legend that is Mary Shelley’s, ‘Frankenstein.’
The series, titled ‘Alive,’ is brought to you by ‘Elementary‘ creator Rob Doherty, Jason Tracey, and CBS TV Studios. According to a report from Deadline, Ryan Phillippe (Crash) will star as the lead in the pilot. Co-stars include Katrina Law (Arrow), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Righteous Kill).
The series is focused on a San Francisco homicide detective who dies in the line of duty, but is mysteriously brought back to life. Check out Deadline’s description of the plot below:
“Phillippe’s Escher, a San Francisco police investigator, was presumed dead after an attack and destructive fire at his home. Six months later, he shockingly reappears and is reunited with his wife, Elizabeth. But something has changed.
“A shadow has fallen across his sunny disposition, and he’s haunted by visions of the case he was working on when he died. He and Elizabeth will seek answers about who shot and abducted him, and what was done to him.
“Law’s Elizabeth Lavenza, a pathologist/medical examiner, is stunned when her husband returns from the dead, and though she’s thrilled to have him back, she knows there’s a secret behind his disappearance, his reappearance and his new personality – and she thinks she knows exactly who’s responsible.
“Staton’s Victor Frankenstein is a brilliant, slightly odd and driven – perhaps obsessed – scientist who is working on a secret, cutting-edge project. On the run from an ethics board in China, Victor is back in the U.S., where he works in a lab and is very involved in whatever it is that’s going on with Escher. He’s also Escher’s wife’s ex.”