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"Penny Dreadful" Trailer, Premiere Date

By Garth Franklin Thursday January 16th 2014 08:27PM
"Penny Dreadful" Trailer, Premiere Date

Showtime has announced a May 11th premiere date for its Victorian London-set psychosexual horror series "Penny Dreadful". Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinner and Billie Piper star in the series which weaves together the origins of literary horror characters like Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula.

Speaking about the series at the TCA Press Tour presentation for the network, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins confirms that scribe John Logan "has written every word" of the series with Juan Antonio Bayona directing the first two episodes. Production on the first season is currently halfway through its run in Ireland.

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