ITV Encore renews The Frankenstein Chronicles for second series

Sean Bean to return as John Marlott

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ITV has recommissioned period crime drama, The Frankenstein Chronicles for a second ITV Encore series, starring Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones).

Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, the series is thrilling and terrifying reimaging of the Frankenstein story. Bean leads the cast as extraordinary hero, John Marlott, a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, who was battling his own demons and haunted by the loss of his wife and child. In pursuit of a chilling and diabolical killer, Marlott’s investigation took him into the most exalted rooms and darkest corners of Georgian London, a world of body snatchers, anatomists and scientists whose interests and ambitions came together in the market for dead bodies.

Executive Producer, Tracey Scoffield, said: “We are thrilled to be working once more with Sean Bean in the role of John Marlott, who is a returning hero like no other. With the continued support of ITV and Endemol Shine International we want to be more ambitious than ever with Season 2.”

The Frankenstein Chronicles was created by director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). Sean Bean will also executive produce the new series.

ITV Controller of Drama, Victoria Fear, said: “The Frankenstein Chronicles certainly resonated with viewers and we’re delighted to be working with Sean Bean, Tracey Scoffield and her production team for a second series.”

The Frankenstein Chronicles is a Rainmark Films production in association with Far Moor. Series 2 will begin production in Northern Ireland in January 2017.