Originally, it was called Frankenstein. Then — as recently as this week — it was The Frankenstein Code. Now it’s called Lookinglass.
The show is about a 75-year-old ex-sheriff Jimmy Pritchard, who’s killed by corrupt cops and is brought back to life in the body of a younger man (Robert Kazinsky). Given the chance at a new life, Pritchard will have the chance to make new (and better?) choices with his life — including whether or not to help others.
Pritchard’s new lease on life is brought about by a high-tech lab founded by Otto Goodwin (Adhir Kalyan) and his sister Mary (Dilshad Vadsaria).
According to reports, producers were looking to distance the show from preconceived notions attached to the Frankenstein name. Although this story involves bringing life into a new body, it only has a superficial similarity to the original story by Mary Shelley.
It’s rare that a show will change its title this close to its premiere date, although it’s not the first time it’s happened. Fox has already promoted the show at The Frankenstein Code at the advertiser upfronts.
The network has since released a new trailer with the new title: