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The Frankenstein Chronicles will film in Northern Ireland

November 26th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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Sean Bean is returning to Northern Ireland for another fantasy TV role.

The actor, who played Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones, also filmed over on our green shores, will star in the six-part The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV.

The series has been created by Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross who directed The Young Poisoner’s Handbook and Barry Langford, writer of Torte Bluma.

The series will revolve around the discovery of a dead child made up of various body parts on the Thames at the turn of the century and the investigation that follows takes Bean’s character, Marlott, into a horrific world that he can’t really comprehend.

“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, “ says ITV’s Director of Drama, Steve November.

This feels like a British take on Penny Dreadful in many ways.. but can it live up to that? Time will tell…

Source: LoveBelfast

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….