There have been several videos to surface for Showtime's highly anticipated upcoming new original series PENNY DREADFUL. On it's way to television this May, the fresh horror series comes from John Logan and Sam Mendes. Below you will find the newest teaser trailer for the series as well as past PENNY DREADFUL videos. One gives you a sneak peek into the pre-production process with members of the team including Juan Antonio Bayona, director of episodes 1 & 2. Plus a very special video that takes a look at the literary roots of the story and Creator/Executive Producer John Logan discusses the new show's ties to literature.
“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.”
PENNY DREADFUL will premiere on Showtime Sunday, May 11th.