On Tuesday, National Geographic Global Network President Courteney Monroe explained why the Gothic novelist was dropped.
“We were super-excited about Mary Shelley, a fascinating person, a fascinating life. The fact is that we just couldn’t find a way to crack it creatively for an eight- to 10-hour limited series,” she said. “And our feeling was if we couldn’t do it in a really excellent way and do it right, then we shouldn’t do it.”
“So that’s what happened. We really tried.