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PENNY DREADFUL Video Blog - Literary Roots

Showtime has released a second video blog for their great-looking new horror series Penny Dreadful. It's been described as a "psycho-sexual horror" series that features some of literature's most terrifying characters. In the video, Creator/Executive Producer John Logan (Skyfall) discusses the cool sounding series and its ties to literature.

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. Logan has written the eight episodes with Sam Mendes, who is also executive producing. The first two episodes are being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). 

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