ITV has commissioned a second series of The Frankenstein Chronicles, its period crime drama inspired by Mary Shelley’s Gothic classic.
The series stars Sean Bean as 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.
Production of the new series is set to begin in Northern Ireland in January 2017 and will be executive produced by Tracey Scoffield and produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films.
“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,” said Executive Producer, Tracey Scoffield.
“With the continued support of ITV and Endemol Shine International we want to be more ambitious than ever with Season 2.”
“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,” said Victoria Fea, ITV Controller of Drama.
ITV says further casting details will be announced as filming commences.