Sean Bean’s ITV miniseries The Frankenstein Chronicles,a six-episode re-imagining of the classic tale Frankenstein, is headed to A&E.
The period mystery crime drama series, set in 19th century London, stars Bean as Inspector John Marlott, a detective that happens upon what he initially thinks is a child’s corpse, but realizes is actually “a grotesque assembly of human body parts.” The show will follow Marlott as he tries to track down the killer responsible for the “abomination,” a search that will take him to “the dark corners of Georgian London, an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, murder for profit and other vices.”
“The Frankenstein Chronicles uniquely merges classic elements from both the crime and horror genres which pairs perfectly with A&E’s growing scripted slate,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E. “We’re excited to be partnering with Endemol Shine to bring this intriguing and sophisticated series to American audiences.”
The series was created by Emmy™ nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma), who also serves as director for all six episodes, and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).
Bean’s former Game of Thrones castmates Kate Dickie, Patrick Fitzsymons and Steve Wilson join him in The Frankenstein Chronicles.The drama also stars Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed Miles (Ripper Street), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Tom Ward (Silent Witness), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons) and more.
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