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Frankenstein Chronicles: A&E Network to air ITV drama Stateside

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The Frankenstein Chronicles has found a home Stateside: the Sean Bean-starring mystery drama will air on A&E, the network announced Wednesday.

Commissioned by U.K.’s ITV, the six-episode miniseries is set in 1827 London, and follows Bean’s Inspector John Marlott. A reimagining of the legendary tale of Frankenstein, The Frankenstein Chronicles focuses on Marlott’s search for a killer following the discovery of a horrifying assembly of mutilated body parts. The investigation pits him up against powerful forces as he hunts for the truth. 

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The Frankenstein Chronicles uniquely merges classic elements from both the crime and horror genres which pairs perfectly with A&E’s growing scripted slate,” executive vice president of programming for A&E, Elaine Frontain Bryant, said in a statement.  “We’re excited to be partnering with Endemol Shine to bring this intriguing and sophisticated series to American audiences.”

Produced by Rainmark Films, The Frankenstein Chronicles cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Steven Berkoff, Samuel West, and, of course, Bean. The hour-long period drama does not have an official release date as of yet.  

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