Penny Dreadful looks like one of those rare shows that’s going to be both entertaining, as well as utterly horrifying; much like American Horror Story has been able to do. Starring the world’s most famous horror icons the likes of: Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Dracula, and more.
Below, we have a new featurette that offers up a ton of new footage from the psycho-sexual Showtime series. I’m very intrigued as to see how this show is going to play out; but from what we’ve seen so far, we’re going to be in for quite a show.
Here’s the Synopsis:
[box_light]In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters — including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light — have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).
The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.[/box_light]
Penny Dreadful premieres May 11th on Showtime.