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.
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