The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Team Announces Frankenstein M.D., A Web Series Starring…Victoria Frankenstein
I’ve never considered this particular application of Rule 63 before, but…yes. Yes. Let her explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation!
Pemberley Digital, the production company behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, has joined forces with PBS Digital Studios to create a reimagined version of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. The official announcement describes the series’ title character as “an obsessive, eccentric prodigy determined to prove herself in the male-dominated fields of science and medicine.” For if she cannot inspire love, she will cause fear! (I know, I know. That’s a monster quote.)
Development began in 2013, when a new team of writers approached Pemberley with the concept (they apparently have a consulting medical professional on board as well). The series will be released on YouTube “later this year,” with eight episodes per month. There’s no concrete release date yet, but last month, executive producer Bernie Su mentioned a “new series” on his Tumblr, writing that “hopefully…the new series should debut before Emma Approved gets to the end of novel.” As I don’t follow the series, I can’t say how far along Emma is, but given that it’s on hiatus until June, I’d say fall is a safe bet for Frankenstein M.D. (I imagine a Halloween release has crossed the producers’ minds). We’ll keep you posted.
(via Pemberley Digital)
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