From King’s Landing to London: Sean Bean to Star in “The Frankenstein Chronicles”

Posted in Screening Room by - November 17, 2014

Sean Bean, of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones fame, will be the star of The Frankenstein Chronicles. Variety reports: 

The series has been created by director and writer Benjamin Ross, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for “RKO 281,” and writer Barry Langford (“Torte Bluma”). Ross will direct the series.

Rainmark is producing for U.K. broadcaster ITV. Endemol Worldwide Distribution will be responsible for international sales outside U.K./Ireland.

The series is set in London in 1827 with Bean playing Inspector John Marlott. It opens with the discovery of the corpse of a child that turns out to be a crude assembly of body parts. Marlott accepts the challenge to track the perpetrator of this crime.

— Variety

The premise sounds promising enough, and Sean Bean is an excellent actor with an unfortunate penchant for dying in his major roles, so let’s hope that fate doesn’t find our hero again. I do wonder if this show is going to be a more realistic approach to a fantastical story? Shooting begins in January, and it will likely air next year on ITV Encore. 

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