ITV has commissioned a second series of the period crime drama, The Frankenstein Chronicles, for ITV Encore.
Taking inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, the first series of The Frankenstein Chronicles, captured the imagination of both viewers and critics alike the broadcaster proudly notes. Starring Sean Bean the programme was described as ‘Bold, eerily, effective and chillingly atmospheric,’ by the Telegraph.
“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.” – Executive Producer, Tracey Scoffield.
Billed as a thrilling and terrifying reimaging of the Frankenstein story, the series introduced an extraordinary hero as its central character, 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.
As Marlott investigated, it brought him up against the medical establishment and powerful political forces wrestling with the march of scientific progress. One thing was for certain – a demonic power was clearly at work in the city, attempting to reanimate the dead in a curious parody of the celebrated novel.
The Frankenstein Chronicles was created by director and writer Benjamin Ross and writer Barry Langford.
“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,” – ITV by Controller of Drama Victoria Fea
Production of the new series is set to begin in Northern Ireland in January 2017.