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The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 (2015)

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What started as an undercover operation to bust drug trafficking across the River Thames turns into something more gruesome when Inspector John Marlott (Sean Bean) finds a patched-up body on the riverbank. His discovery attracts the attention of renowned surgeon Sir William Chester (Samuel West) and Her Majesty's Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel (Tom Ward), who task him to solve the case as quickly and quietly as possible so it won't derail their political agenda. As Inspector Marlott delves more deeply into the mystery of the patchwork corpse, he finds that he may have uncovered a secret best left alone. The first season of "The Frankenstein Chronicles" also stars Ed Stoppard and Vanessa Kirby as the siblings Lord Daniel and Lady Jemima Harvey, Elliot Cowan as Sir Bentley Warburton, Robbie Gee as Billy Oates, Richie Campbell as Joseph Nightingale, Steven Berkoff as William Blake, and Anna Maxwell Martin as Mary Shelley.

Cast

Sean Bean
as John Marlott
Anna Maxwell Martin
as Mary Shelley
Vanessa Kirby
as Lady Jemina Kirby
Steven Berkoff
as William Blake
Deirdre Mullins
as Agnes Marlott
Tom Ward
as Sir Robert Peel
Ed Stoppard
as Lord Daniel Hervey
Richie Campbell
as Joseph Nightingale
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Critic Reviews for The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It was bold, eerily effective and chillingly atmospheric. Bean's always a gruffly engaging screen presence and the all-star supporting cast was strong.

March 20, 2018 | Full Review…

While it's unlikely to be remembered for as long as it took to make, Frankenstein certainly earned its shot at a long life on Netflix.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Gloomy 19th-century detective tale is clever but gory.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It has a solid period feel and a grubby menace, and a terrific cast led by Sean Bean.

March 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Floating pig aside, not enough shows can claim a hero with the key characteristics: 'former soldier - dead wife and kids - nice hat - has syphilis'.

March 20, 2018 | Full Review…

This show is full of layered allusions and references that all circle around the uneasy chicken-and-egg relationship that real life has with our nightmares.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

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