Tuesday the 19th of August will see actor Brendan Bradley starring in the premiere of Frankenstein MD, PBS’s first scripted digital series. The show is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famed novel, but with one heck of a twist: it features a female doctor in the main role of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein. PBS has partnered with Pemberley Digital (who has also produced Emmy Award Winning adaptations of Jane Austen’s works) to produce the web series for their followers.
Brendan left a New York theatre career to head west, hoping to capitalize on a start in the indie film world. He has found a wide audience, having appeared in more than 100 shorts, and has a viral web following with projects like The Legend of Neil and Squatters, a 14-episode comedy about two friends who made a bet to live in New York without an apartment. Squatters is co-produced by radio icon Frank Kramer and released as DailyMotion’s first original comedy series.
As is common in the entertainment industry, Brendan changed gears once he found what he is best at. Brendan soon found overwhelming offers coming his way focused on comedic roles, but somehow still finds time to stay true to his dramatic roots. And after booking his first gig within an hour of reaching LA, he hasn’t quit since.
His personal story is varied and stretches from his birthplace in North Carolina to the Royal Academy in London, to Los Angeles, with many stops in between. Brendan can currently be seen in multiple projects, such as Dan Ireland’s Hate From a Distance, which has a limited theatre release this fall. He has also appeared in film festivals worldwide, notably Sundance, SXSW, and Methodfest, where he won Best Actor for his role in September 12th. (You can view a clip here.)
Recently, Brendan appeared in the web short Tales From Old Town, which was filmed at the Saguaro Hotel in Old Town Scottsdale, and delves into the underworld of illicit drugs and gun running. He appears with longtime friend Tyler Gallant, and you’ll have to watch the episode here to see which of them survives the episode!
Not one to rest it seems, Brendan has many projects in the works, all in varying degrees of readiness. Along with writing, directing, producing, and television credits including NCIS and Wizards of Waverly Place, he has returned to the stage this year with Artists at Play, the LA Opera, and the LA Fringe Festival.
Frankenstein, MD premieres Tuesday the 19th on PBS’s YouTube channel, and will show new episodes every Tuesday and Friday. Check out the channel here.