As it is firming up its midseason scheduling plans, Fox has opted to cut the order to upcoming drama series Lookinglass (formerly The Frankenstein Code) from 13 to 11 episodes. While order reduction has been widely used this fall on underperforming new shows (Fox’s Minority Report, ABC’s Blood & Oil, NBC’s Truth Be Told and The Player), in this case the move is being made preemptively, with network sources indicating that it has been prompted by scheduling needs. Lookinglass is one of 3 new drama series Fox will be introducing later this season, along with Lucifer and the The X-Files reboot.

Written by Crisis and Life creator Rand Ravich and executive produced by Howard Gordon, Lookinglass centers on Jimmy Pritchard, a disgraced, 75-year-old ex-sheriff, whose life ends at the hands of corrupt cops. He is brought back to life and given a second chance by a pair of young tech scientists as a 35-year-old (Rob Kazinsky) with unpredictable near-superhuman abilities. The name of the company of the two scientists, twins Otto (Adhir Kalyan) and Mary (Dilshad Vadsaria), is Lookinglass.

Tim DeKay and Ciara Bravo co-star in the series, executive produced by Ravich, Gordon and Michael Cuesta, who directed the pilot.