Here at HCF we love Sean Bean, but it is no secret that there is always a risk that whatever film or series he chooses to appear in, he might get killed off. It has become a kinda cool thing that sticks with Bean that his character often gets killed off, so the big question is can he survive his latest adventure?
Bean is set to star in a new UK made horror series called The Frankenstein Chronicles, and Deadline revealed all the details:
ITV has ordered six-part period crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles to be produced by Rainmark Films. Billed as a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth, the series will star Sean Bean as Inspector John Marlott. Blending the investigation and horror genres, it hails from Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (RKO 281, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). It has been commissioned for air on ITV’s subscription channel ITV Encore, the first original drama for the pay outlet since it launched earlier this year. Shooting starts in Northern Ireland in January
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.
“Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London,” says Ross. “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.”
This sounds great, so expect an update on this as soon as it becomes available, and we will be sure to bring you the first trailer!