The second series of the period crime thriller The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring Sean Bean as former detective John Marlott, comes to its dramatic conclusion with the eighth and final episode airing on Wednesday 6 December at 10.00pm on ITVEncore.
After escaping from Bethlem Hospital, Marlott is on the hunt for Lord Daniel Hervey (Ed Stoppard). No longer a detective, but now on the run from the law, Marlott takes cover in the Pye Street Slum. He takes on the identity of Jack Martins and finds a job removing dead plague victims. When there is a string of gruesome murders, Marlott believes them to be the work of Lord Hervey. He begins investigating the deaths but his sleuthing soon puts him, and those he cares about, in danger.
In the final episode, John wakes up in chains, and discovers that Frederick (Laurence Fox) is the son of Johann Dipple, who was Lord Hervey’s mentor. Dipple taught Hervey about the science of resurrection. John realises that he needs to rescue Esther (Maeve Dermody, pictured above) from Hervey and Dipple before it is too late. Acting on a reliable tip-off, the police join forces with the watchmen to go after Dipple.
The Frankenstein Chronicles Season 2 Episode 8 airs Wednesday 6 December 2017 from 10.00pm-11.00pm on ITVEncore.