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The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring Sean Bean, stitches up casting

01.22.2015by: Kevin Woods

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Back in November we learned that ITV had ordered the six-part series "The Frankenstein Chronicles", a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth that will star "Game of Thrones" badass Sean Bean. Now Deadline is reporting that a large ensemble cast is set to join Bean for this cool-sounding project that blends the investigation and horror genres.

Joining Bean are Anna Maxwell Martin (PHILOMENA), Charlie Creed-Miles ("Peaky Blinders"), Ed Stoppard ("The Musketeers"), Elliot Cowan ("Da Vinci’s Demons"), Hugh O’Conor (KILLING BONO), Joe Tucker (BRONSON), Kate Dickie ("Game Of Thrones"), Lalor Roddy ("Hunger"), Patrick Fitzsymons ("Game Of Thrones") and Richie Campbell ("Lewis"). Robbie Gee ("Young Dracula"), Ryan Sampson ("Doctor Who"), Samuel West ('Mr Selfridge"), Shaun Mason ("Cilla"), Steve Wilson ("Ripper Street"), Steven Berkoff ("Witches Of East End"), Stuart Graham ("The Fall"), Tom Ward ("Death Comes To Pemberley") and Vanessa Kirby (EVEREST) will also star.

"The Frankenstein Chronicles" hails from Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (RKO 281) and writer Barry Langford. It has the following synopsis:

Set in 1827 London, the drama begins when Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel recruits Marlott after a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers. As Marlott stands on the water’s edge contemplating the arrests, he makes a shocking discovery: A corpse washed up on the shore is not what it seems at first glance. Instead, it’s a crude assembly of body parts arranged in a grotesque parody of a human form. The mutilated child-like body leaves an indelible impression on Marlott who is tasked by Peel with tracking the perpetrator of this heinous crime. As he investigates, Marlott discovers that what he’s dealing with is more horrific than he could possibly have imagined.

"The Frankenstein Chronicles" will be produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films and Carol Moorhead ("Line Of Duty"). Executive Producers are Rainmark Films’ Tracey Scoffield and Frank Doelger ("Game Of Thrones", "Rome"). Ross will direct the series. Endemol Worldwide Distribution is handling international sales outside the UK and Ireland.

Shooting starts in Northern Ireland on January 26.

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Source: Deadline

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