Fox Changes Title of Frankenstein-Inspired Series ‘Lookinglass’ to ‘Second Chance’

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Fox has changed the title of its midseason drama “Lookinglass” to “Second Chance,” marking the third title for the Frankenstein-inspired series, which was originally named “The Frankenstein Code.”

Sources close to the show tell Variety the network selected the new title because “Second Chance” speaks more to what the core of the show is about, opposed to “Lookinglass,” as the character-driven drama is about man who gets a second chance to live his life.

Inspired by the mythology in the original Mary Shelley “Frankenstein” novel, the series revolves around Jimmy Pritchard, a morally corrupt cop who is given another chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. With his new youth and strength, he will face old temptations and a new sense of purpose. “True Blood’s” Rob Kazinsky plays Pritchard.

The cast is rounded out by Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo. Exec producers are writer Rand Ravich, Howard Gordon and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot. Twentieth Century Fox is the studio.

Due to scheduling needs, Fox recently reduced the episode order to 11 from its original 13, in light of the slate of upcoming dramas, including “The X-Files” and “Lucifer.”

“Second Chance” will debut Jan. 13, after “American Idol.”

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  1. Megan says:

    Watched on couch tuner. Really good show

  2. Lees says:

    I watched the first episode on line. I really liked it. I also watched lucifer. Liked that one also. Can’t wait for them to come on and wait the next

  3. zivia says:

    Well they couldn’t name it Frankenstein Code because there is already a new show with Sean Bean called Frankenstein Chronicles. changing the name again and cutting it from 13 to 11 episodes doesn’t make it sound like Fox has much confidence in the show.

  4. Mike S says:

    So is this one also going to be cancelled quickly and retooled into a different show called “Boys Will Be Boys”?

  5. I’m thinking that this might be a really good show. That being said, if Fox has changed the name of it twice and then reduced the number of episodes in favor of Lucifer and a rehash of X-Files, it probably won’t last past the first 11 episodes. Fox doesn’t really have a commitment to this series, one I would rather watch than a reboot of a 20 year old show. They tried it with Dallas (same story just younger people) and it failed after 3 seasons.

  6. alex says:

    network tv is so dead

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