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Armagh’s Frankenstein fans will have to wait longer for Sean Bean drama

Armagh will have to wait a little bit longer than first envisaged for the hotly-anticipated ‘Frankenstein Chronicles’.

It had been expected that the six-part series – starring Hollywood actor Sean Bean – would get an autumn airing.

But it now seems the show, much of which was filmed in Armagh, will not hit our screens until 2016.

Last month Armagh I reported that the Frankenstein Chronicles – a reimagining of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel – looked set to get a global release.

And that certainly remains the case.

Our beautiful buildings will be seen around the world, after it was acquired by the French pay TV Canal+ from Endemol Shine International.

But the finishing touches have yet to be added to a show which is expected to target the US and other top global networks.

And there will be no ‘sneak peaks’ of the drama, as it is being kept closely under wraps until broadcast time.

Other that footage filmed by onlookers at the time during shooting at such local locations as Russell Street, Vicar’s Hill, Armagh Courthouse, Armagh Gaol and Gosford Forest Park, no official ‘teasers’ will go out until nearer the time.

A spokesperson for ITV confirmed to us it certainly will not be shown in the autumn, as had been hoped.

She told Armagh I: “We have no transmission date presently but that isn’t unusual when a drama is in post-production. The edit and grading process takes some months.”

Shooting started in Belfast in January before moving on to Armagh and concluded some months back.

The producers are ensuring a polished show with such wide interest expected.

“We’re anticipating transmission next year,” added the spokesperson.

As they say though, all good things…

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