LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- ITV says it has renewed its crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean for a second season.
Production of the fresh run of episodes is set to begin in Northern Ireland in January. The season will be executive produced by Tracey Scoffield and produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films. Bean will also executive produce.
"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," Scoffield said in a statement Tuesday. "With the continued support of ITV and Endemol Shine International we want to be more ambitious than ever with Season 2."
The re-imagining of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein tale follows John Marlott, a veteran of the Battle of Waterloo, "who was battling his own demons and haunted by the loss of his wife and child," a synopsis said. "In pursuit of a chilling and diabolical killer, Marlott's investigation took him into the most exalted rooms and darkest corners of Georgian London, a world of body snatchers, anatomists and scientists whose interests and ambitions came together in the market for dead bodies."
The Frankenstein Chronicles was created by director and writer Benjamin Ross, and writer Barry Langford.
Further details of casting will be available as filming begins, ITV said.