The former Lewis actor is to star alongside Sean Bean and new recruit Ed Stoppard for the second outing of The Frankenstein Chronicles

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Former Lewis actor, Laurence Fox  has joined TV drama The Frankenstein Chronicles for its second season.

The adaptation inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic tale, stars Sean Bean and has begun filming its follow-up run for ITV.

Laurence, who separated from his wife, former Dr Who star Billie Piper, in 2016,  has signed up alongside The Musketeers star Ed Stoppard, SS-GB’s Maeve Dermody and Waterloo Road’s Richie Campbell, who are also new to the programme.

Laurence Fox
Laurence Fox will join the cast (BBC)

Sean returns as John Marlott, whose mission this series 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.

Sir Hallam Holland (Ed Stoppard), the dashing diplomat who may not be as honourable as his title suggests. He's married to...

Actor Ed Stoppard

The period drama is set in 1830s London and sees Marlott forced to operate outside the law as he comes up against dark forces in his pursuit of Hervey.

Sean Bean
Sean Bean also stars in the drama (Joel Ryan/PA)

Season two will feature Robert Peel’s newly formed police force, which Marlott must tackle alongside the Church.

Also returning to The Frankenstein Chronicles are Robbie Gee, Ryan Sampson, Tom Ward and Vanessa Kirby.

The programme began filming on Monday in Northern Ireland and will be back as a six-part series on ITV later in the year.