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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sean Bean to star in new horror series.

News from GalleyCat @

In my own honest opinion, Sean Bean touched the pinnacle of his career in his energetic and attractive depiction of Richard Sharpe, Napoleonic era soldier, in the adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's series of adventures.  That was a great show, and certainly not shadowed by his role in the first Lord of the Rings movie.

He has become more prominently featured on the small screen, however, with "The Game of Thrones."  And now we are to see more of them than ever ....

Sean Bean, an actor who has appeared in multiple book adaptations such as Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring movie and the Game of Thrones HBO series, will star in a new six-part crime show called The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Bean (pictured, via) will play the main protagonist, Inspector John Marlott. Production is set to take place in Northern Ireland starting in January. The story was inspired by Mary Shelley’s FrankensteinFollow this link to download a free digital copy of the book.
Here’s more from Deadline: “Set in 1827 London, the drama begins when Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel recruits Marlott after a successful operation by Thames River Police to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers. As Marlott stands on the water’s edge contemplating the arrests, he makes a shocking discovery: A corpse washed up on the shore is not what it seems at first glance. Instead, it’s a crude assembly of body parts arranged in a grotesque parody of a human form. The mutilated child-like body leaves an indelible impression on Marlott who is tasked by Peel with tracking the perpetrator of this heinous crime.”


Judith said...

I agree about Bean in the Sharpe role. That was a great series (even Cornwell thinks so!)

Joan Druett said...

We have the complete set of DVDs, and play them quite regularly.

Judith said...

Have you seen the Sean Bean death reel on You tube? :)

Joan Druett said...

Good lord, no! Do you mean the sticky death in the LOTR??? Should I google it? Or would it ruin my day?

Judith said...

It's an affectionate internet theme that Sean Bean usually meets a sticky end in his movies. There is a Tumblr site devoted to this, and fans have spliced together reels of his death scenes. Bean is aware of the joke, see this interview in Digital Spy:

The Tumblr site:

I have a bit of a crush on Sean Bean, can't deny it!

Joan Druett said...

He has a lot of fans, I find -- this post is being madly retweeted. Come to think of it, he does die a lot! Jealous screenwriters, perhaps?