"The Frankenstein Chronicles" on A&E is a period mystery crime drama series, starring Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," "Legends"), that is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth set in 19th century London.

London, 1827. After a successful operation by the Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, a child's corpse is discovered. Inspector John Marlott (Sean Bean) is horrified to discover that it's not actually a child, but a grotesque assembly of human body parts.

In the first season, we follow Marlott on the hunt for the killer behind this abomination, taking him into the dark corners of Georgian London, an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, murder for profit and other vices. As Marlott investigates, it brings him up against the medical establishment and powerful political forces wrestling with the march of scientific progress. One thing is certain — a demonic power is at work in the city, apparently attempting to reanimate the dead in a curious parody of the celebrated novel "Frankenstein."

Unable to shake the memory of what happened on the banks of the Thames but reluctant to admit the impossible, Marlott brings his enquiry to a dramatic conclusion. But in his moment of triumph, another horror is revealed which will change Marlott's life forever.

The cast includes Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones"), Anna Maxwell Martin ("The Bletchley Circle"), Charlie Creed-Miles ("Ripper Street"), Steven Berkoff ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), Samuel West ("Mr. Selfridge"), Tom Ward ("Silent Witness"), Ed Stoppard ("Cilla"), Elliot Cowan ("Da Vinci's Demons"), Hugh O'Conor ("Chocolat"), Joe Tucker ("Bronson"), Kate Dickie ("Game of Thrones"), Lalor Roddy ("Hunger"), Patrick Fitzsymons ("Game of Thrones") and Richie Campbell ("Waterloo Road"). Robbie Gee ("Snatch"), Ryan Sampson ("Plebs"), Shaun Mason ("Cilla"), Steve Wilson ("Game of Thrones"), Stuart Graham ("The Fall"), Tom Ward ("Silent Witness") and Vanessa Kirby ("About Time") also star.

"The Frankenstein Chronicles" is a Rainmark Films production in association with Far Moor (executive producers Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin) and Agraffe Limited with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. The series is commissioned by ITV and executive produced by Tracey Scoffield ("Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight") and Frank Doelger ("Game of Thrones"), and produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films Ltd. Distributed by Endemol Shine International, the series was created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross ("The Young Poisoner's Handbook", "Torte Bluma") who is also the director for all six episodes of the first season and writer Barry Langford ("Torte Bluma").


Network: A&E
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Rainmark Films
Far Moor
Agraffe Limited
Endemol Shine International

Sean Bean to Star in 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' — The new A&E mystery crime drama series is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth set in 19th century London. Read more...

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