Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” is one of our most anticipated new shows of next year, and the network has begun an on-set Video Production Blog, Chapter 1 of which you can watch right here. Meet the producers, get a glimpse into the set, and find out “What is a penny dreadful?”
Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, and Eva Green star. Dalton will be playing African explorer “Sir Malcolm,” while Carney has snapped up Dorian Gray. Hartnett will play the role of “Ethan Chandler,” a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Green will play “Vanessa Ives,” a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. Treadaway will stitch to life Victor Frankenstein.
“Penny Dreadful” is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife). Juan Antonio Bayona, best known for his work on the hugely successful 2007 horror film The Orphanage and the 2012 Oscar contender The Impossible, directs the first two episodes.
“Penny Dreadful” is set to premiere on Showtime in spring 2014. For more info in the meantime, visit “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime, “like” “Penny Dreadful” on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter.
Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. “PENNY DREADFUL” is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
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