Ryan Phillippe Will Star as Resurrected Cop in Frankenstein-Inspired Series 'Alive'
Ryan Phillippe will star as a resurrected cop who's haunted by memories of his last case in the Frankenstein-inspired CBS pilot "Alive."
Katrina Law ("The Oath") will play his wife and Aaron Staton ("Mad Men") will play the strange scientist who brought Mark Escher (Phillippe) back to life. A scientist who just happens to be named Victor Frankenstein.
Law's character Elizabeth Lavenza is a pathologist and medical examiner whose expertise comes in handy in discerning the truth behind his mysterious reappearance. Adding more complications to the scenario: Frankenstein and Lavenza used to be an item.
Recent TV updates on the Frankenstein story (both set in the Victorian era): Harry Treadaway as the doctor who brings John Clare (Rory Kinnear) back to life on "Penny Dreadful" and Sean Bean as Inspector John Marlott in "The Frankenstein Chronicles," who's on the trail of a ghoulish, body-grafting surgeon.
Phillippe most recently starred in USA’s series "Shooter" (based on the 2007 movie), which aired from 2016-2018. His other TV credits include ABC's "Secrets & Lies" and FX's "Damages."
Law just completed two seasons of Sony Crackle’s "The Oath" with Sean Bean and Ryan Kwanten. Prior to that, she starred in the CBS series "Training Day."
Staton is best known for playing ad man Ken Cosgrove on the AMC series "Mad Men." He currently stars as Butch Sears in the Netflix drama "Narcos: Mexico" and has a recurring arc in Showtime’s "Ray Donovan."