Count this among the things I wasn’t expecting to see today. Writer John Levenstein (Arrested Development) has revealed his new Netflix mockumentary, all about Stranger Things’ David Harbour uncovering his father’s televised stage play about the monster of the monster of Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
I can’t express how excited I am. “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein,” starring @DavidKHarbour, is coming to Netflix July 16th. Written by me, directed by @danlongino. Also starring @kateberlant, Alfred Molina and many more. @NetflixIsAJoke https://t.co/p1JrzrqBwZ pic.twitter.com/nmFVk2Hx9l
— John Levenstein (@johnlevenstein) June 19, 2019
As Levenstein revealed on Twitter, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (yes that’s the real title) is the story of Harbour coming across some lost footage of his father’s days as an actor and creator, and learning all about his father’s strange and wonderful history. It’s written by Levenstein and directed by Daniel Grey Longino, and also features an appearance by Spider-Man 2’s Alfred Molina.
Here’s the synopsis:
In this new mockumentary, join Stranger Things actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father’s televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense. With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlin, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family’s acting lineage to gain insight into his father’s legacy—all in 28 minutes.
The mockumentary arrives on Netflix July 17, and should hit our shores sometime in the evening!