After last night's disappointing Dexter finale, Showtime premiered the first promo trailer for their new supernatural, "psycho-sexual horror" series Penny Dreadful. It gives us a little tease of some of the monsters that we'll see. Here's a previously released description of the show,
In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation.
The series stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper and Harry Treadaway. Skyfall scribe John Logan is set to write all eight episodes of the series, with the director of that movie, Sam Mendes, executive producing. The first two episodes will be helmed by director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).
There are a lot of solid, talented people developing this series, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.