2012/10/17 18:52:54 UTC

TNT Developing Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein TV Series

More horror is headed to the small screen with TNT developing a TV series based on Dean Koontz’s series of Frankenstein novels. Deadline reports that James V. Hart (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) and his son are writing the adaptation, with Lionsgate Television and 1019 Entertainment producing.

“Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man and sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled for two centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in modern-day New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself.Is this an age-old conspiracy? A near-immortal race of beings, and killers that are more – and less – than human? They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created – and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios – once Dr. Frankenstein – can stop the engineered killers he’s set loose.

On the case is Detective Carson O’Connor, who is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to hell itself – and that just may be where this case ends up.

Now, the only hope rests in Deucalion, a one-time “monster” and Frankenstein’s first attempt to build a perfect human, and his partners, the all-too-human detectives O’Connor and Maddison. Together, they must destroy a monstrosity that even Dr. Frankenstein could not imagine. Deucalion’s journey is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature his mad creator.

This idea started as a 2004 TV movie and expanded into a series of five novels written by Dean Koontz. The original plan back in 2010 was to adapt them into a  series of feature films, but horror TV has become very popular in the last few years and many networks are looking for their own horror series like The Walking Dead. The project is in the early development stages and we probably won’t hear much more about this until next year.

Source: Deadline
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