Check out the full trailer for Showtime’s new gothic “psychosexual thriller” series Penny Dreadful – in which some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light.
Penny Dreadful – starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, and Timothy Dalton – was 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.
Penny Dreadful premieres on May 11th.
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