ITV have begun filming on the second season of Sean Bean starring The Frankenstein Chronicles. The six parter, made for ITV by Rainmark Films, 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.
Set in 1830s London, 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.
Joining Sean Bean for the second run are Laurence Fox (Becoming Jane, Lewis), Ed Stoppard (The Musketeers, Cilla), Maeve Dermody (SS-GB, And Then There Were None) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road, Liar). Robbie Gee (Cuffs, Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs, Holby City), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, About Time).
The new series is written by Michael Robert Johnson, Paul Tomalin, Noel Farragher, Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson, directed by Alex Gabassi (Psi, The Hypnotist), produced by Lawrence Till (Harlots, Mr Selfridge, Shameless) and executive produced by Tracey Scoffield (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, The Gathering Storm, Dirty Pretty Things), David Tanner (The Frankenstein Chronicles – Series 1, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – as co-producer) and Frank Doelger (Game of Thrones, Rome, John Adams, The Gathering Storm) for Rainmark Films, and Justin Thomson and Patrick Irwin (The Fall, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) for Far Moor.
Talent behind the camera includes director of photography Joel Devlin, Costume Designer Lindsay Pugh, Hair and Make-Up Designer Pamela Smyth and Production Designer Ashleigh Jeffers.
Filming will begin in Northern Ireland from 13 March 2017 with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution is handling international sales outside UK/Ireland.