Showtime Announces PENNY DREADFUL Premiere, Check Out Creepy TV Spots and More

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Excellent news here. Showtime‘s upcoming Victorian horror series, Penny Dreadful, has been given a premiere date: Sunday, May 11 at 10/9c. Not sure what Penny Dreadful is? Not to worry. We have the first three Production Blogs here to explain it all, along with some increasingly creepy TV spots, after the synopsis:

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), 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), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) and Danny Sapani (The Bill) also star. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by 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 J.A. Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.

Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Blog #1: What is Penny Dreadful?

Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Blog #2: Literary Roots

Featurette: Penny Dreadful – Production Blog #3: Coming Together

TV Spot: Penny Dreadful – We All Have Our Demons

TV Spot: Penny Dreadful – Not Human

TV Spot: Penny Dreadful – A Place in the Shadows

Penny Dreadful, starring Timothy DaltonEva GreenJosh HartnettHarry TreadawayReeve CarneyRory KinnearBillie PiperHelen McCroryDanny Sapaniand Simon Russell Beale, premieres Sunday, May 11 at 10/9c on Showtime.

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