Check out these 4 teaser trailers for Penny Dreadful, a new original series from Showtime. The series, starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett, weaves together some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula. The teasers look suitably creepy, with a straight-forward horror tone and what appear to be some pretty twisted moments. We’re excited at the prospect of this psychosexual horror series re-imagining some classic horror stories, and the fact that it’s cable is always a plus. Eva Green is a great actress and it’s interesting to see Josh Hartnett in something notable again – remember when he was massive?
The original series has been created by John Logan, who is producing with Sam Mendes. Logan and Mendes wrote and directed Skyfall, respectively.
The teaser trailers reveal a little more every time. Enjoy.
Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
Penny Dreadful will premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11.