It seems to be the way these days – and this year in particular – that crime dramas and horror stories are meshing to form a new sub genre. Crorror? Hime? Whatever you want to call it, it’s a burgeoning little scene and ITV’s The Frankenstein Chronicles is the latest series to mix these elements two together. I’ve seen the first episode (more on that later), and it’s actually really good, despite my initial misgivings. And now ITV has confirmed its transmission date.
Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with a copper at its centre – Inspector John Marlott, played by Sean Bean – is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe. That’s what ITV says.
Cast joining Sean Bean includes Anna Maxwell Martin, Charlie Creed-Miles, Ed Stoppard, Elliot Cowan, Hugh O’Conor, Joe Tucker, Kate Dickie, Lalor Roddy, Patrick Fitzsymons and Richie Campbell. Samuel West, Steven Berkoff and Tom Ward also star.
Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross and writer Barry Langford, and will air from Wednesday 11th November at 10pm, on ITV Encore, which is just on the Sky digital platform.