After months of teasing and hype-building, Showtime is finally giving us a good look at their upcoming series “Penny Dreadful.” Clocking in at just over two minutes, the trailer below gives us a quick glimpse at the world of Dreadful and introduces us to some of it’s monstrous residents.
The new series from Oscar-nominee writer John Logan (“Sweeney Todd” and “Skyfall”) takes an interesting look at classic literary characters- Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, Mina Harker, and more- by placing them all together in Victorian London. And we all know that whenever you place so many Victorina characters together, psychosexual terror is bound to take place.
The cable series will star Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, and more. Juan Antonio Bayona, the director of “The Orphanage”, will direct the first two episodes of the eight-part series. The series debuts on May 11th at 10pm ET/PT.