– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix has picked up the Sean Bean series The Frankenstein Chronicles in the U.S., Variety reports. This cult British series, which first hit ITV Encore back in 2015 has landed Netflix as their U.S. distributors deal after a couple years.

Netflix will take both six-episodes seasons and stream them in the U.S., billing them as Netflix Originals. As the title of the show indicates, this is a reimagining of the Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein. Here’s what the outlet had to say about the show:

“Set in 1830s London, Bean (Game of Thrones) plays John Marlott, a war veteran and river policeman. Season 1 of the serialized show sees him investigating the case of a corpse made up of body parts from different children, and finding the matter involves senior establishment figures and demonic forces.”

This deal with Netflix could potentially open the doors for the streaming service to make more seasons of the show, should it resonate with its audiences, though it’s unclear how this would play out in territories that other companies have snatched up the rights for.

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SOURCE: Variety

  • Victor Roa

    that’s probably the best casting of the character in over 30 years.

    • Barry Meltfarb

      Didn’t bother to read the article, huh?

  • secretAGENTman

    I would much rather watch this…

    Than that horrible TV show of his from a few years ago ‘Legends.’

    Master of disguise and changing identity…

    Oh look, he slipped his hair back.

  • J-man The Great

    Does anyone know when Sean Bean’s character dies in the series?

    • Kindofabigdeal

      That’s the series finale twist. He was dead the whole time, just reanimated. It’s the only way for Bean to survive.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.