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A&E Network Sets ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’

A&E Network will air a reimagining of the Frankenstein myth as part of a six-episode series, the network said Wednesday.

The crime drama series, The Frankenstein Chronicles, takes place in 19th century London and follows a detective on the trail of a killer who assembles human body parts in an effort to bring back the dead, said network officials.

The drama, which stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, Legends) is produced by Rainmark Films and distributed by Endemol Shine International.

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 Elain Frontain Bryant, executive vice president of programming for A&E in a statement.  “We’re excited to be partnering with Endemol Shine to bring this intriguing and sophisticated series to American audiences.”