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Frankenstein’s monster and the werewolf are two of the creatures teased in this quickie 15-second promo for Showtime’s upcoming “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”-esque “Penny Dreadful” TV series. I’m not sure who the first monster is, the one with all the writings. The mummy?
In any case, here’s your first glimpse of what “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes and “Gladiator” screenwriter John Logan have in store for you with “Penny Dreadful”. Monsters, apparently. Lots and lots of monsters.
Do you believe?
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 star Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, with Timothy Dalton, Helen McCrory, Rory Kinnear, and Billie Piper among the cast of monster hunters.
The monsters come out to play in the show’s first 8-episode season, due out on the premium cable network next year.