The Frankenstein Chronicles
|The Frankenstein Chronicles|
Benjamin Ross |
Anna Maxwell Martin
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||52 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rainmark Films|
|Original network||ITV Encore|
|Original release||11 November 2015 – 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."
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.
- Sean Bean as John Marlott, a River Police officer
- Anna Maxwell Martin as Mary Shelley
- Charlie Creed-Miles as Pritty, a body snatcher
- Eloise Smyth as Flora, a homeless child
- Samuel West as Sir William Chester, a renowned surgeon
- Vanessa Kirby as Lady Jemima Hervey, an empoverished noblewoman, sister to Lord Harvey
- Mark Bazeley as Gernet Chester, Sir William's cousin, also a surgeon
- Ed Stoppard as Lord Daniel Hervey, an empoverished nobleman, running a charity hospital
- Tom Ward as Sir Robert Peel, the Home Secretary
- Elliot Cowan as Sir Bentley Warburton, Sir Robert Peel's political rival
- Richie Campbell as Nightingale, a Bow Street Runner
- Ryan Sampson as 'Boz', a journalist from The Morning Chronicle
- Robbie Gee as Billy Oates, a hardened street-smart criminal
- Kate Dickie as Mrs. Bishop, the matron of a gang of killers
- Steven Berkoff as William Blake
- Deirdre Mullins as Agnes Marlott, John Marlott's deceased wife
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"A World Without God"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford||11 November 2015|
|2||2||"Seeing Things"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford||18 November 2015|
|3||3||"All the Lost Children"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford||25 November 2015|
|4||4||"The Fortunes of War"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Mike Walden||2 December 2015|
|5||5||"The Frankenstein Murders"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Stacey Gregg||9 December 2015|
|6||6||"Lost and Found"||Benjamin Ross||Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford||16 December 2015|
- ↑ A&E Press release 7 October 2015
- ↑ Hogan, Michael (11 November 2015). "The Frankenstein Chronicles, review: 'eerily effective'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- ↑ Dowell, Ben (11 November 2015). "Sean Bean shines in the dark, grimy but absorbing The Frankenstein Chronicles". Radio Times. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- ↑ "ITV recommissions The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV Encore". ITV. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- ↑ "ITV commissions The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean". ITV. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Giovanni Aldini, an Italian physicist, attempted to resurrect the body of a man named George Foster after his execution on January the 13th 1803 for the double murder of his wife and daughter. Mary Shelley was five years old at the time, and although she never named Aldini as a source of inspiration she used the term of galvanism in her 1831 novel Frankenstein.