There's a ton to talk about, including some surprising Marlott character facts that link to another Sean role. I still plan on posting weekly previews from ITV.
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The following info is from ITV's Press Centre: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep2week47/frankenstein-chronicles
Episode 2: Seeing Things
Marlott (Sean Bean) visits the house of artist and printmaker William Blake (Steven Berkoff) who is on his deathbed, but he receives Marlott as a prophet of things to come.
Marlott confers with Nightingale (Richie Campbell) who has been keeping watch on a public house, The Fortune of War, which is situated opposite St Barts hospital in Smithfield. This is where the body snatchers gather, along with their “goods” which they sell at the hospital. Marlott identifies one body snatcher, Pritty (Charlie Creed-Miles), as potentially helpful, and he and Nightingale set up a cunning ‘sting’ which brings him into their service. Pritty is most indignant; body snatching is not illegal. He considers himself to be a businessman and hotly denies anything to do with the sutured child – though he does know of a gang who might not shrink at darker acts. Marlott charges him to arrange a meeting with them.
“An evil that almost defies reason”
Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused), is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.
Cast joining Sean Bean includes Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed-Miles (Ripper Street), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat), Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road). Robbie Gee (Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Mason (Cilla), Steve Wilson (Game of Thrones), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Stuart Graham (The Fall), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (About Time) will also star.
Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma – both as director) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).
Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)