Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL Video Blog - What Is a Penny Dreadful?
Showtime has released a production video blog for their new horror series Penny Dreadful. It's been described as a "psycho-sexual horror" series that features some of literature's most terrifying characters. The video gives us a behind the scenes look at the series currently in production and gives us some insight on the inspiration behind the new series.
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 writer John Logan has written all eight episodes of the series with Sam Mendes, who is also executive producing. The first two episodes are being helmed by director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).