Netflix Is Bringing THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES To The States

Yeah, but will Sean Bean die in the first episode?

According to Variety, the good folks at Netflix have snapped up UK-produced drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles, with plans to roll out both of the show's six-episode seasons...and if all goes well, it might even produce more. 

Here's how Variety describes the series, for those who aren't familiar:

The Frankenstein Chronicles is a re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. 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."

A policeman investigating a corpse made up of body parts from different children? Yes, that definitely sounds like a reimagining of the source material. Given that this is the first time I'm hearing about the show, that description made me curious to dig up a trailer.

Let's take a look.

OK, yeah, that looks completely insane and awesome and I'm very curious to get a peek at it (did not expect to see a copy of Mary Shelley's novel show up halfway through that trailer). When will it arrive? Variety doesn't mention a release date, but does say that when the time comes, The Frankenstein Chronicles will be branded as a Netflix Original. 

We'll keep our ear to the ground on this one for you. In the meantime: have you already seen The Frankenstein Chronicles? If so, how hyped should we be about it? Sound off in the comments below, and please keep spoilers to a minimum.

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