CBS is planning to bring Frankenstein back to television with the live-action drama Alive, and several familiar faces have been cast for the series' pilot episode.
Ryan Phillippe has signed on to star in the series as Mark Escher, a San Francisco cop who mysteriously returns to life after being killed in the line of duty. Katrina Law (Arrow) has been cast as Mark's wife and medical examiner Elizabeth, while Aaron Staton (Mad Men) has been cast as Victor Frankenstein.
The series follows Mark after his resurrection, with a noticeable change in his disposition as he's haunted by visions from the case leading up to his untimely death. As Mark begins to investigate who killed him and how he came back to life, Elizabeth suspects her ex-boyfriend Victor of being involved, with the brilliant scientist on the run from the Chinese government.
The series is being produced by CBS Television Studios and is developed by Elementary creator Rob Doherty.
The pilot episode of Alive is written by Jason Tracey and directed by Uta Briesewitz, with both also serving as executive producers. The series stars Ryan Phillippe, Katrina Law and Aaron Staton, and is being developed by CBS.