Canal Plus Nabs ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ From Endemol Shine Intl.

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Canal Plus has acquired ITV’s anticipated series “The Frankenstein Chronicles” with Sean Bean (pictured above) from Endemol Shine International.

The Frankenstein Chronicles,” comprising six one-hour episodes, was created by Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (“The Young Poisoner’s Handbook”) and writer Barry Langford (“Torte Bluma”).

Commissioned by ITV, “The Frankenstein Chronicles” stars Bean (“Game of Thrones”), Anna Maxwell Martin (“The Bletchley Circle”) and Charlie Creed Miles (“Ripper Street”).

Set in 19th century London, the series toplines Bean as John Marlott, a police inspector who investigate the horrific murder of a child, which propels him into the dark corners of Georgian London, an underworld of prostitution, drug smuggling, bodysnatching, murder for profit and other vices.

“‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ is a highly anticipated series, and we are thrilled that Canal Plus has come onboard as our broadcast partners in France,” said Cathy Payne, chief executive of Endemol Shine Intl. She added, “With a stellar cast and outstanding creatives we are sure that the series is going to be a big hit with audiences around the world.”

“The Frankenstein Chronicles” is executive produced by Tracey Scoffield and produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films, in association with Far Moor and Agraffe Limited. Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin exec produced. The series also received funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

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  1. Poor Female Writer says:

    Legal complaints have been made about Canal and the people involved with their company that they are stalking a female writer and using her to buy things without paying her. She is complaining to lawyers human rights abuse organisations and womans rights abuse organisations now this article will be filed as evidence.

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