Bayona To Helm "Penny Dreadful" Series

By Garth Franklin Tuesday June 18th 2013 11:43PM

"The Impossible" and "The Orphanage" director Juan Antonio Bayona is set to helm the first two episodes of the upcoming psycho-sexual monster series "Penny Dreadful" at Showtime.

The eight-episode period drama revolves around literature's famed monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein's creature, Dorian Gray - and combines their classic horror origin stories as they deal with their own monstrous alienation.

John Logan ("Skyfall," "Gladiator") will pen and executive produce with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris. Shooting begins this Fall in London.

Source: The Live Feed