PBS Digital Studios announced earlier this year at the 2014 Newfronts that it had picked up Bernie Su’s next transmedia project, “Frankenstein, M.D.”, and now today, only three short months later, PBS Digital Studios has pegged its premiere date as Tuesday, August 19th. Episodes will roll out weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays until it reaches a Halloween finale — how appropriate!
True to Su’s scribe history, “Frankenstein, M.D.,” will remix a historical piece of literature into a multi-platform, multi-layered series in which the famous doctor is reimagined as Victoria Frankenstein — an “obsessive, eccentric prodigy determined to prove herself in the male-dominated fields of science and medicine.”
“Frankenstein, M.D.’s” premiere falls merely 10 months after the first episode of Su’s second hit adaptation, “Emma Approved”, which began streaming in October 2013 and just posted its 63rd episode this week. (Aside: Does Mr. Su ever sleep?) And if the success of his previous two multi-platform series are any indicators, “Frankenstein, M.D.” will rake in over a million views — especially with seasoned video talents like director Brett Register and lead scribe Lon Harris on board. Both are alumni of “What’s Trending,” the online talk show for the digital age, for which they have both nabbed awards.