ITV Encore has picked up their period drama The Frankenstein Chronicles, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Legends), for a second season, TVWise has learned. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season.
“The Frankenstein Chronicles certainly resonated with viewers and we’re delighted to be working with Sean Bean, Tracey Scoffield and her production team for a second series,” said ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea, who commissioned the second season alongside Commissioning Editor Sarah Conroy.
The Frankenstein Chronicles is set in Regency London in 1827 and follows Inspector John Marlott, a talented investigator who is recruited by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel to bring a chilling and diabolical killer to justice. As the investigation unfolded, it became clear that a demonic power at work in the city, attempting to reanimate the dead in a curious parody of the celebrated Frankenstein novel.
At present the only cast member who is confirmed to be returning is Sean Bean as Inspector John Marlott, with ITV stating that further casting would be confirmed at a later date. Additionally, Sean Bean has been upped to executive producer for the show’s second season, after serving as a co-producer on season one.
The Frankenstein Chronicles was created by Benjamin Ross & Barry Langford and is being produced by Rainmark Films in association with Far Moor. David Tanner is the series producer, while Tracey Scoffield, Sean Bean, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin are the executive producers.
The show’s second season is set to enter production in Northern Ireland in January 2017 and will be receiving funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Endemol Shine International handles global sales. A&E airs the series in the United States.
“We are thrilled to be working once more with Sean Bean in the role of John Marlott, who is a returning hero like no other”, Executive Producer Tracey Scoffield added in a statement. “With the continued support of ITV and Endemol Shine International we want to be more ambitious than ever with Season 2.”