Sean Bean will return for a second series of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles

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Sean Bean will return for a second series of ITV Encore’s The Frankenstein Chronicles.

The 57-year-old actor will once again play Inspector John Marlott in the “terrifying” period crime drama, which takes its inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Gothic literary classic, Frankenstein.

“We are thrilled to be working once more with Sean Bean in the role of John Marlott, who is a returning hero like no other,” says the show’s executive producer, Tracey Scoffield.

In the first series,  John fought his own demons, including the loss of his wife and child.

In pursuit of a chilling killer, the Battle of Waterloo veteran’s investigation took him to the darkest corners of Georgian London.

It’s a world of body snatchers, anatomists and scientists whose ambitions came together in the market for dead bodies.

Marlott’s investigations in series two are again expecting to bring him up against the medical establishment and powerful political forces wrestling with the march of scientific progress.

The all-star first series cast included Anna Maxwell Martin, Ed Stoppard and Steven Berkoff.

Production of the new series is set to begin in Northern Ireland in 2017 and Sean Bean will also executive-produce the drama.