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Old 11-17-2014, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Sean Bean to Star in The Frankenstein Chronicles

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The UK's ITV today confirmed it has ordered "The Frankenstein Chronicles," a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama to be produced by Rainmark Films.

Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean ("Game of Thrones," The Lord of the Rings) will be taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.

Set in Regency London in 1827, "The Frankenstein Chronicles" has been created by Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross ("The Young Poisoner's Handbook," "Torte Bluma" - both as director) and writer Barry Langford ("Torte Bluma").

In the drama's opening sequences, the Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel, following a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, recruits Marlott.

As he stands on the water's edge contemplating the arrest of the smugglers, Marlott makes a shocking discovery. The body of a dead child is washed up on the shore and on further examination of the corpse he is horrified to discover it's not actually a child but rather 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 and he finds himself unable to shake off the memory of what has happened that fateful night.

With a formidable reputation as an investigator, he is known as a man who "doesn't know the meaning of fear," so it comes as no surprise when coldly efficient Peel, summons him insisting the "details of your investigation must remain confidential." And after what he's witnessed Marlott accepts the challenge to track the perpetrator of this heinous crime.

We follow him as he pursues the crazed killer behind the mutilated body. As he investigates, Marlott discovers that what he's dealing with is more horrific than he could possibly have imagined.

ITV's Director of Drama, Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea have commissioned the series for ITV Encore.

"The Frankenstein Chronicles is an epic re-working of one of literature and cinema's most iconic stories," says November. "We're delighted to be working with Benjamin Ross, Barry Langford and the team at Rainmark Films with the vision to bring Mary Shelley's Frankenstein back to life."

"The Frankenstein Chronicles" will be produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films and Carol Moorhead. Executive Producers are Rainmark Films' Tracey Scoffield and Frank Doelger. The drama's co-creator Benjamin Ross will direct the series.

"Marlott's investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London," said Benjamin. "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," added Benjamin.

Filming will begin in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen in January 2015 and further information with regard to casting will be announced soon.

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:38 AM   #2
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Which means they canceled Legends


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Old 11-18-2014, 09:03 AM   #3
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Which means they canceled Legends

that hasn't been decided yet, so don't get all uptight just yet...

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Old 11-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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It lives ! ( reference to the famous Dr Frankenstein exclamation and how Sean Bean's roles usually end ).

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Old 11-29-2015, 08:30 AM   #5
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The show has begun.
I'm currently watching ep1.

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Old 11-29-2015, 08:55 AM   #6
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Before realizing this was over a year old I was going to say a six part miniseries does not mean they cancelled Legends, which they did not.

Whether Sean Bean lives in the end is an entirely different matter.

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Old 11-29-2015, 12:13 PM   #7
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I've seen the first three episodes.

The show looks well made. Probably the most realistic Georgian period setting I think I've every seen. Everything looks so primitive, grim and downtrodden.

As for the actual plot I can't say it is the most exciting television I've ever seen. A less engaging From Hell is how I would describe the show. The opening on the water was very atmospheric and spooky but after that the show has been rather mundane.

Hopefully things pick up in the final three episodes.

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Old 11-29-2015, 01:22 PM   #8
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I bet Bean dies.


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Old 11-30-2015, 03:44 AM   #9
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I bet Bean dies.

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Well his character has syphilis so he is going to die

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I saw the first 3ep.
It's ok, good sets and clothes, the story is interesting but the show isn't very fast paced, you must not be tired when you watch it.

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I watched the last episode.
Overall it was an ok mini-series.
The ending was a nice nod to Sean Bean's fate in most movies.

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I watched the last episode.
Overall it was an ok mini-series.
The ending was a nice nod to Sean Bean's fate in most movies.
He dies, I assume. Honestly, anything featuring Sean Bean, it would not be a spoiler to mention he dies.

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I found Legends to be quite lackluster myself...

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Legends has died too although it wasn't as a result of this miniseries.

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I feel like Sean Bean is just trolling us with his roles now
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Bean's character is hanged but then brought back to life by the villainous mad scientist

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Season 2 has started !

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Bean has to be the most random actor ever. Bless him and his agent

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Sean Bean has 4 ex-wives and his current wife is 26 years younger than him. Bean is basically the Ric Flair of British acting.

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Sean Bean has 4 ex-wives and his current wife is 26 years younger than him. Bean is basically the Ric Flair of British acting.

Because of all his ex-wives, or because he keeps coming back from the dead?

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