The Frankenstein Chronicles

Synopsis

The Frankenstein Chronicles: a terrifying re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein starring Sean Bean has returned to begin filming its second season for ITV Encore and Endemol.

The major new six-part drama series, produced by Rainmark Films, sees Bean return as John Marlott - no longer a mere mortal, Marlott's purpose is to seek revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey for taking his life, and to redeem his soul after being wrongly convicted and hanged for murder. Set in 1830s London, Marlott must operate outside the law as he comes up against dark forces in high society and in the dangerous slums of the over-crowded capital.

In his pursuit of Hervey, Marlott takes on the establishment in the form of Robert Peel's newly formed Police force and the Church. In the darkest corners of Georgian London, Marlott acts as defender of the poor and destitute as he fights to clear his name and bring Hervey to justice.  

Laurence Fox (Becoming Jane, Lewis) will be joining the original cast including Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused) and Ryan Sampson (Plebs, Holby City).

Talent behind the camera includes director of photography Joel Devlin, Costume Designer Lindsay Pugh, Hair and Make-Up Designer Pamela Smyth and Production Designer Ashleigh Jeffers.

Filming will begin in Northern Ireland from 13 March 2017 with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Endemol Worldwide Distribution is handling international sales outside UK/Ireland.


Key Data

GenreDrama
Target AudienceUpmarket
ChannelITV Encore

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