The Frankenstein Chronicles

The Frankenstein Chronicles
Series title against a mosaic background
Genre Drama
Created by Benjamin Ross
Barry Langford
Starring Sean Bean
Anna Maxwell Martin
Charlie Creed-Miles
Eloise Smyth
Samuel West
Vanessa Kirby
Mark Bazeley
Tom Ward
Ed Stoppard
Elliot Cowan
Richie Campbell
Ryan Sampson
Kate Dickie
Robbie Gee
Steven Berkoff
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 52 minutes
Production company(s) Rainmark Films
Original network ITV Encore
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 11 November 2015 (2015-11-11) – present

The Frankenstein Chronicles is a British television drama series that has aired on ITV Encore since 11 November 2015. A&E network picked up the series for American television, describing it as "a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein Myth set in 19th century London."[1][2][3]

Fans of Sean Bean may notice some references to his previous work: the character John Marlott was a soldier in the 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles as was Richard Sharpe and in one scene he is seen to unpack the distinctive green jacket of the Rifle regiment from his belongings. In another scene a suspect Marlott is surveilling is heard humming the tune to "Over the Hills and Far Away", which was the theme to Sharpe.

On 20 June 2016 it was announced that ITV had renewed The Frankenstein Chronicles for a second season.[4]



No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"A World Without God"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Barry Langford11 November 2015 (2015-11-11)
22"Seeing Things"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Barry Langford18 November 2015 (2015-11-18)
33"All the Lost Children"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Barry Langford25 November 2015 (2015-11-25)
44"The Fortunes of War"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Mike Walden2 December 2015 (2015-12-02)
55"The Frankenstein Murders"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Stacey Gregg9 December 2015 (2015-12-09)
66"Lost and Found"Benjamin RossBenjamin Ross and Barry Langford16 December 2015 (2015-12-16)


  1. A&E Press release 7 October 2015
  2. Hogan, Michael (11 November 2015). "The Frankenstein Chronicles, review: 'eerily effective'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. Dowell, Ben (11 November 2015). "Sean Bean shines in the dark, grimy but absorbing The Frankenstein Chronicles". Radio Times. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  4. "ITV recommissions The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV Encore". ITV. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  5. "ITV commissions The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean". ITV. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
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