Get to Know the Characters of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful in Some New Featurettes

Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives and Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in Penny Dreadful (Episode 101)

Showtime has released some featurettes for the characters of their upcoming “psychosexual thriller” “Penny Dreadful,” including one for Eva Green’s Vanessa and Ives Josh Hartnett’s Ethan Chandler. I suspect Timothy Dalton’s character, and possibly others, will be getting their own featurettes in the near future. But probably/definitely Dalton’s, as he seems to have a major role in the show.

Plus, check out a skin-crawling new promo spot for “Penny Dreadful” while you’re at it. You might not want to watch it so close to lunchtime.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters — including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light — have become embroiled in Victorian London.

Juan Antonio Bayona will direct the first two of the show’s 8-episode first season.

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, and Harry Treadaway.

The show premieres this May 11th.