Showtime’s set to launch the new dramatic series Penny Dreadful on May 11, 2014 and to help build up the anticipation, the network’s just unleashed a new full-length trailer. The “psychosexual thriller” was created by John Logan (Hugo) and executive produced by Logan, Sam Mendes (Skyfall), and Pippa Harris. Logan wrote the series and Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) directed the first two episodes.
Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, and Harry Treadway star in the eight episode series.
In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London.