New York, NY— A&E Network will air the six-episode period mystery crime drama series, The Frankenstein Chronicles, produced by Rainmark Films and distributed by Endemol Shine International, in the U.S. 

The hour-long drama starring Sean Bean is a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein Myth set in 19th century London.  The announcement was made by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E.

The Frankenstein Chronicles uniquely merges classic elements from both the crime and horror genres which pairs perfectly with A&E’s growing scripted slate,” said Frontain Bryant.  “We’re excited to be partnering with Endemol Shine to bring this intriguing and sophisticated series to American audiences.”

The series is set in London, 1827.  After a successful operation by the Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers, a child’s corpse is discovered.  Inspector John Marlott (Sean Bean) is horrified to discover that it’s not actually a child, but a grotesque assembly of human body parts.