Next Month PBS Digital Studios will premiere its first scripted series online starting next month. Frankenstein, M.D. is a co-production of PBS and Pemberly Digital. This will be the fourth series Pemberton has produced that was the adaptation of a classic novel (the other three are Jane Austen works). Biologist and PBS Digital host Joe Hanson serves as science adviser to the program. The first three episodes will drop on August 19.
This Frankenstein is updated in both story and delivery system. Victoria Frankenstein is an M.D./Ph.D. student working on her research and a YouTube science show. She has been on Twitter since May. The press release makes the expected vague warnings of danger facing Veronica, her friends and her mentor.
The 24 episodes in the first season are relatively short, and scheduled to build toward a Halloween finale. If you’re going to watch, you may want to also follow Victoria and her friends online. It might prove interesting.