Ryan Phillippe to Headline CBS' Frankenstein Pilot, Arrow Vet Also Cast

TVLine - 03-19

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TV’s latest attempt at a Frankenstein-inspired series has found its leading man: Ryan Phillippe (Shooter) will star in the CBS drama pilot, TVLine has confirmed. Now titled Alive, the project is described as a modern interpretation of the classic tale in a cop procedural setting. Phillippe will play San Francisco homicide detective Mark Escher, who’s mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. As Mark and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection: Dr. Victor Frankenstein.