ComingSoon.net is reporting that Fox has once again changed the name of their upcoming modern take on Mary Shelley’s classic, which was initially titled “Frankenstein,” then “The Frankenstein Code,” and then the less horror-friendly-but-still-sci-fi-sounding “Lookinglass” to its new title Second Chance. They’ve also debuted the first official Second Chance trailer, which you can view below.
The show, which hails from writer and executive producers Rand Ravich (Life, Crisis) and Howard Gordon (Homeland), centers on a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops. He is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists, as a 35-year-old with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities.
Here’s the full synopsis for Second Chance: 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?
Hugh Fitzpatrick (Tyrant) serves as co-executive producer, with Michael Cuesta also executive producing and directing the pilot. Second Chance will get its series premiere on January 13, 2016 on FOX.
So now that you’ve seen the trailer, does this look like a show you’ll be wanting to watch regularly?
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