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First Look: The Frankenstein Chronicles

The Frankenstein Chronicles, a thrilling and terrifying re­‐imagining of the Frankenstein myth, is a six-­part period crime drama coming to ITV Encore.

Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi­‐awarding winning actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused), will be taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.

As he stands on the water’s edge, Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore and on further examination of the corpse, he is horrified to discover it’s not actually a child but rather 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 and he finds himself unable to shake off the memory of what has happened that fateful night.

With a formidable reputation as an investigator, it comes as no surprise when coldly efficient Peel summons him insisting the “details of your investigation must remain confidential.” And afer what he’s witnessed, Marlott accepts the challenge to track 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.

Ross explained, ‘Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London. He discovers an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, and murder for profit. The rational evidence points first one way and then another as he contemplates a frightening alternate scenario’.

Cast joining Sean Bean includes Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed-­Miles (Ripper Street), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Eloise Smyth (Life of Crime), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road).

Don’t miss the first episode on Wednesday 11th November at 10pm on ITV Encore!

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