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Second series of Armagh-filmed Frankenstein Chronicles to get TV premiere this week

ITV Encore again to show gothic horror series

Picture: Jacqueline Prunty Donnelly

The waiting is almost over for gothic horror fans as the season season of the Frankenstein Chronicles will premiere this week.

Sean Bean et al will return for the fantastic and exciting next instalment in the period drama, with Armagh once again forming a stunning backdrop to the action.

It was only in June that the city’s Vicars Hill was once again taken back in time, with the famous street decked out to give it the appearance of 1830s London, the era in which the second series is set.

The major new six-part drama series, produced by Rainmark Films, sees Hollywood star Sean Bean return as John Marlott – no longer a mere mortal, Marlott’s purpose is to seek revenge on Lord Daniel Hervey for taking his life, and to redeem his soul after being wrongly convicted and hanged for murder.

Marlott finds himself forced to operate outside the law as he comes up against dark forces in high society and in the dangerous slums of the over-crowded capital. In his pursuit of Hervey, Marlott takes on the establishment in the form of Robert Peel’s newly formed police force and the Church.

In the darkest corners of Georgian London, Marlott acts as defender of the poor and destitute as he fights to clear his name and bring Hervey to justice.

Cast joining Sean Bean includes Laurence Fox (Becoming Jane, Lewis), Ed Stoppard (The Musketeers, Cilla), Maeve Dermody (SS-GB, And Then There Were None) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road, Liar).

Robbie Gee (Cuffs, Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs, Holby City), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, About Time) will also return.

The season season will again be shown on ITV Encore.

The first episode will be broadcast this Wednesday, November 1, at 10pm.

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