Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween? The correct answer to that is it’s NEVER too early to be thinking about Halloween, and that’s exactly what I’m thinking of now, as the folks at PBS Digital Studios in collaboration with Pemberley Digital have announced that they’re putting a modern spin on the classic novel FRANKENSTEIN with their first scripted series, FRANKENSTEIN M.D. Three episodes will premiere on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel Tuesday, August 19, with the full run set to feature 24 episodes, each between five to eight minutes. New episodes will roll out weekly on Tuesday and Friday for 10 weeks, culminating in a dramatic Halloween finale on Friday, October 31.
The series reimagines the title character as Victoria Frankenstein, an obsessive, eccentric prodigy determined to prove herself in the male-dominated fields of science and medicine. Her medical experiments are revisited in a modern university setting.
Victoria Frankenstein is a Ph.D./MD student focused on a career as a research scientist. With her colleague Iggy DeLacey (based on the iconic character “Igor”) and mentor, Dr. Waldman, the ambitious, daring genius is flipping the script and creating a new (self-titled) YouTube science show, explaining complex biological and medical concepts to a general audience. As Frankenstein pursues her boldest line of research yet, she makes a shocking series of discoveries that could potentially endanger not only her career, but her life and the lives of her friends. The show stars Anna Lore as Victoria Frankenstein (@VFrankMD), YouTube comedian Steve Zaragoza as Iggy DeLacey, Brendan Bradley and Sara Fletcher as Victoria’s childhood friends Eli and Rory, and Kevin Rock as Dr. Waldman.