We haven’t talked about Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful in over two months, and in that time we’ve accumulated a quite a collection of videos for you. First you get a great featurette (which you may have seen recently in a movie theater) that talks about the creation of the show, followed by the first official trailer, a gruesome new TV spot, two character featurettes, and three new production videos.
Creator and Executive Producer John Logan discusses developing the new Showtime Original Series Penny Dreadful. 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 is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by Logan 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 stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) also star.
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – A New Narrative
Trailer: Penny Dreadful
TV Spot: Penny Dreadful – Stitched
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Josh Hartnett is Ethan Chandler
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Eva Green is Vanessa Ives
In this installment we meet members of the Penny Dreadful production team who are responsible for set decoration and props. Learn about their craft and see the level of detail that goes into each element of Penny Dreadful.
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Video #4: The Artisans Pt. 1
The production team takes us deeper into the process of creating the world of Penny Dreadful. See how scripts are transformed into magnificent sets, and the details involved in creating Victorian era London for the series.
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Video #5: The Artisans Pt. 2
Theater was an important part of Victorian society and plays a key roll in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Watch as Creator/Executive Producer John Logan gives an in-depth look at The Grand Guignol and discusses how he recreated a Victorian theater in modern day Dublin.
Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Video #6: The Grand Guignol
Penny Dreadful, starring Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapaniand Simon Russell Beale, premieres Sunday, May 11 at 10/9c on Showtime.