Sean Bean begins filming second season of ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’

The new season of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles has started filming in Northern Ireland.

Incorporating elements from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, the period crime drama launched in November 2015, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Sharpe) as Inspector John Marlott.

The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Georgian London in 1827 and was created by Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).

A second season of six episodes was announced last summer.

The official synopsis reads: “[Season 2] sees Bean return as John Marlott – no longer a mere mortal, Marlott’s purpose is to seek revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey for taking his life, and to redeem his soul after being wrongly convicted and hanged for murder.

“…Marlott must operate outside the law as he comes up against dark forces in high society and in the dangerous slums of the over-crowded capital. In his pursuit of Hervey, Marlott takes on the establishment in the form of Robert Peel’s newly formed Police force and the Church. In the darkest corners of Georgian London, Marlott acts as defender of the poor and destitute as he fights to clear his name and bring Hervey to justice.”

Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) will be joined by Laurence Fox (Lewis), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Maeve Dermody (And Then There Were None), Richie Campbell (Liar), Robbie Gee (Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Holby City), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (About Time).

Executive producer Tracey Scoffield commented last year: “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. We want to be more ambitious than ever with Season 2.”

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