Pemberley Digital has partnered with PBS Digital Studios to adapt Mary Shelley’s beloved horror novel, Frankenstein, into a web series called “Frankenstein M.D.”
According to the PBS Digital Studios press release, the story follows “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 cast includes Anne Lore playing Victoria, Steve Zaragoza playing Iggy, Brendan Bradley playing Eli, Sarah Fletcher playing Rory, and Kevin Rock playing Dr. Waldman. The team plans to shoot twenty four episodes that will run between five to eight minutes long. The first three installments will be available for public viewing on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel starting August 19th. The finale will air on Halloween later this year.
In the past, Pemberley Digital has created several popular web series based on the works of Jane Austen. Thus far, they have transformed Pride & Prejudice into “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” Emma into “Emma Approved,” and the unfinished novel Sandition into “Welcome to Sandition.” Do you have any suggestions for future adaptation projects?