More casting news has come in for the upcoming Frankenstein-themed show “The Frankenstein Chronicles,” as Deadline is reporting that a deluge of actors have signed on to join the previously announced Sean Bean.
Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, “The Bletchley Circle”), Charlie Creed-Miles (“Peaky Blinders”), Ed Stoppard (“The Musketeers”), Elliot Cowan (“Da Vinci’s Demons”), Hugh O’Conor (Killing Bono), Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate Dickie (“Game of Thrones”), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (“Game of Thrones”), Richie Campbell (“Inspector Lewis”), Robbie Gee (“Young Dracula”), Ryan Sampson (“Doctor Who”), Samuel West (“Mr Selfridge”), Shaun Mason (“Cilla”), Steve Wilson (“Ripper Street”), Steven Berkoff (“Witches of East End”), Stuart Graham (“The Fall”), Tom Ward (“Death Comes to Pemberley”), and Vanessa Kirby (Everest) have all joined the cast.
The series hails from Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (RKO 281, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma). It will air on ITV’s subscription channel ITV Encore, the first original drama for the pay outlet since it launched in 2014. Shooting starts in Northern Ireland on January 26th.
Set in 1827 London, the drama begins when Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel recruits Inspector John Marlott (Bean) after a successful operation to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers. When Marlott makes the shocking discovery of a corpse that’s actually a crude assembly of body parts arranged in a grotesque parody of a human form, he is tasked by Peel with tracking the perpetrator. As he investigates, Marlott discovers that what he’s dealing with is more horrific than he could possibly have imagined.