Frankenstein spotted at Galgorm Castle!

Galgorm Castle is now part of Northern Ireland's growing collection of TV &'Film locations.The Castle is one of the main filming locations for The Frankenstein Chronicles - a series starring Sean Bean, which has been commissioned for ITV. (Submitted picture)
Galgorm Castle is now part of Northern Ireland's growing collection of TV &'Film locations.The Castle is one of the main filming locations for The Frankenstein Chronicles - a series starring Sean Bean, which has been commissioned for ITV. (Submitted picture)

Galgorm Castle has been chosen as one of the main filming locations for a new series commissioned for ITV starring Sean Bean.

Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres, ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ has an extraordinary hero at its centre in the form of Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused).

Sean Bean who is starring in The Frankenstein Chronicles for which Galgorm Castle is one of the main filming locations. (editorial image).

Sean Bean who is starring in The Frankenstein Chronicles for which Galgorm Castle is one of the main filming locations. (editorial image).

Filming began in the province in January for the series which will see the Inspector taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.

Set in Regency London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma – both as director) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).

The series will be produced by Rainmark Films, whose director Frank Doelger is one of the Game of Thrones showrunners.

One of the series’ creators, Benjamin Ross, said: “Marlott’s investigation takes him into the dark corners of Regency London. He discovers an underworld of drug smuggling, bodysnatching and murder for profit.”

The series has been commissioned for ITV and director of drama Steve November describes it as “an epic re-working of one of literature and cinema’s most iconic stories”.