TNT, along with Lionsgate Television, has begun working on a new drama series based off of Dean Koontz’s successful Frankenstein book series. The 5 book series has sold more than 20 million copies world wide.
Dracula and Hook scribe, James V. Hart will be tackling the project with his son Jake which will be a modern-day reworking of the classic Frankenstein mythology. The story will be is set in present-day New Orleans and follows Victor Helios (Frankenstein) and his creation 200 years after they believed they killed each other in battle in the Arctic. The creature has survived and Victor has used science to keep himself alive — and they’re now in the same city unbeknownst to each other. Victor has engineered a new race of bizarre beings who answer to him, and when the creature learns that Victor is alive, an epic war ensues built on 200 years of pent-up rage, with New Orleans caught in the middle. James Hart will executive produce alongside Koontz, whose books have sold more that 450 million copies worldwide.