This teaser for Showtime’s Penny Dreadful premiered during last night’s Dexter series finale. While the teaser really shows us nothing, it is very intriguing, especially when you read the official description of the show:
The series draws from famous works of literature, posing that some of the most terrifying protagonists — Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula’s Van Helsing and more — come together in Victorian London.
Honestly, this sounds like Kim Newman’s novel, Anno Dracula, which is a damned good read and worth picking up. It also sounds like that travesty of film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. What sets this apart? It is written and executive produced by John Logan(writer Skyfall, Gladiator), three time Oscar nominee, along with Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), Oscar winner. Take a look at the intriguing teaser here:
Penny Dreadful is going to be starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Billie Piper and will premiere sometime in 2014. It is due to begin shooting this fall. More news as it becomes available!
- Billie Piper Joins Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL (comicbookmovie.com)
- “Skyfall” creator’s “Penny Dreadful” horror finds its Frankenstein (panarmenian.net)
- Timothy Dalton Added to Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Cast (variety.com)