Showtime’s Penny Dreadful teaser trailer

penny dreadful 00Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is an upcoming psychosexual horror show created by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes. The series will be about the origins of literary horror characters – Dorian Gray, Count Dracula, Frankenstein – in Victorian London.

Official Synopsis:

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 dreadfulThe show stars Josh Hartnett as a charming American Ethan Chandler, Eva Green as sexy heroine Vanessa Ives, Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Timothy Dalton as African game hunter Sir Malcom, Harry Treadaway as Victor Frankenstein, Helen McCrory as spirtualist Madame Kali , and Billie Piper as Irish immigrant Brona Croft trying to escape her past.

penny dreadful2The website is here. The series is set to air in 2014 on Showtime.

Here is the official teaser trailer:

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