The trailer for David Harbour's mockumentary 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' is bizarre but it has us intrigued
It is pretty difficult to tell what exactly is going on in David Harbour's upcoming Netflix comedy special titled ' Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein'. We watched the trailer for the mockumentary some four-odd times but couldn't exactly figure out what is happening, except that Harbour finds himself on a quest that he is warned he mustn't get involved in.
According to the official synopsis, "Harbour delves into the enigmatic history of his legendary acting family, as he examines his father's legacy and role in a made-for-TV play. When Harbour finds lost footage of his father's disastrous televised stage play of a literary classic, he uncovers shocking family secrets."
Netflix also released a very vague, off-beat trailer for the mockumentary – really, it barely tells one anything – where Harbour gets a warning, "There's a lot of things about your father you may not want to know... And you shouldn't dig, you'll get dirt under your nails".
In the trailer, Harbour also promises that the mockumentary has "more twists than 'Stranger Things'" – a supernatural show by Netflix that released its third season on July 4, 2019.
The 28-minute satirical comedy features Harbour playing the role of both himself and his father in the suspenseful and serious but hilarious documentary-style interview to explore the depths of his family's acting lineage from rivalries and disasters to mob ties and more. As the description goes: Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic reimagined tale of mystery and suspense. With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, 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 titular fictional comedy has some very impressive names behind it. It is penned by writer John Levenstein (of 'Arrested Development', and 'Kroll Show' fame) and directed by Daniel Gray Longino ('PEN15', 'Who Is America?'). Levenstein had taken to Twitter in June to announce the project coming to Netflix.
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
He had added that the story is about Harbour coming across some long lost footage of his father's days as an actor and a creator, learning all about his father's strange and wonderful history and getting an insight into his mysterious parent.
You can watch the trailer for 'Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' here.: