New PENNY DREADFUL Character Stills & Profiles

After the jump you can take a look at the seven main characters (including our first glimpse of Billie Piper's 'Brona Croft') from the upcoming Showtime "psychosexual thriller" series, and find out some revealing details about them too.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/3/2014
Vanessa Ives (Eva Green)



"Poised, mysterious and utterly composed, Vanessa is a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. She is keenly observant -- clairvoyant even -- as well as an expert medium. Her supernatural gifts are powerful and useful to those around her, particularly Sir Malcolm, but they are also a heavy burden. Her inner demons are very real to her and everyone around her, and they threaten to destroy her relationships, her sanity, and her very life."

Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton)



"A hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest, Sir Malcolm has nonetheless paid a heavy price for his exciting career. Although his stately home is filled with marvelous souvenirs of his travels, it is devoid of family and loved ones. With Vanessa's help, he is determined to right the wrongs of his past, but his toughest journey lies ahead."

Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett)



"A charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London, Ethan's charm and brash ways are catnip to the ladies. When Sir Malcolm enlists him to help in a personal quest, Ethan meets Brona Croft, a beautiful local with a mysterious past. But behind Ethan's bright eyes lurk dark secrets. He is running from something, and his troubling past threatens to overtake him at every turn."

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney)



"Dorian Gray is a fabulously wealthy young gentleman who is almost unnerving in his beauty. His skin seems to radiate a golden glow of intoxicating youth and promise. A recklessly abandoned aesthete, he has a devil-may-care attitude that borders on dangerous. Nothing seems to faze him, nor are any risks too great. In fact, he is unnaturally drawn to them."

Brona Croft (Billie Piper)



"Brona is a poor Irish immigrant to Victorian London trying to escape a dark and sordid past. The Gaelic meaning of her name is "sadness," yet she remains lovely, spirited, and erotically alive. She forms a bond with Ethan Chandler, who will do anything for her."

Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway)



"More Romantic poet than surgeon, Dr. Frankenstein is a tender, gentle soul who is fascinated by the mysteries of life and death. He has dedicated himself to researching what makes something live, and has sacrificed everything for his scientific pursuit. But he is playing with fire, and his research pays off in shocking ways with devastating consequences."

Sembene (Danny Sapani)



"Sembene is an African man with ritual face scarring who serves as Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant. He has an air of mystery about him and his heroic efforts will prove invaluable to Sir Malcolm in his personal quest."

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. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).

The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.


Penny Dreadful premieres May 11th on Showtime.
Source: Via IGN
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batz11 - 3/3/2014, 10:11 AM
Looking forward to this show, now that True Detective ends next week...
SuperCat - 3/3/2014, 10:17 AM
@ batz

Don't remind me about "True Detective." :(
batz11 - 3/3/2014, 10:18 AM
At least we have this forever! AD now stands for "After Daddario"! haha
Pasto - 3/3/2014, 10:23 AM
How many times do I have to say it? Daddario is mine. Always has been, always will be. Don't touch her.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 3/3/2014, 10:24 AM
If nothing else, this show will feature excellent haberdashery.
batz11 - 3/3/2014, 10:35 AM
Shit, this chic is 9.5 on the Miley scale...

warburtron - 3/3/2014, 10:43 AM
has anyone watched the tomorrow people and helix? worth watching...?
JJJameson - 3/3/2014, 10:44 AM
Looking forward to watch this and I still have to see True Detectives.
Pasto - 3/3/2014, 10:47 AM
Zauri
*True Detective

Gusto
[frick] you, Daddario stomps on Miley all friggin day. SUCK IT!
batz11 - 3/3/2014, 10:52 AM
LMAO Bravado, wtf, that is scary haha
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 10:57 AM
Horse-face Parker > Miley Cyrus
KrazyForKomix - 3/3/2014, 11:03 AM
One of Gusto's fantasies.
 photo miley-cyrus-twerking-twitter-2297075_zpsa050603b.jpg
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 11:03 AM
Adam Driver > Jocelyn Wildenstein
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 11:06 AM
Dotanuki - 3/3/2014, 11:09 AM
These sounds an awful lot like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 11:10 AM
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 11:11 AM
Hey Gusto
Reaction GIF: flirting, Michael Rooker, The Walking Dead
DEATHbyEXILE - 3/3/2014, 11:16 AM
TheGreenRanger - 3/3/2014, 11:19 AM
me too
FanofMrSunday58 - 3/3/2014, 12:15 PM
The show's called Penny Dreadful. Where the hell is Sweeny Todd? He's a Penny Dreadful character isn't he? He's the only reason I know what a Penny Dreadful is.
MantiniumBorn - 3/3/2014, 12:32 PM
Eva Green

This year

300 sequel

SIN CITY sequel

Penny Dreadful

Looks like she has come to our side,the dark side of the force.
grifdeadpoolteabag - 3/3/2014, 2:02 PM
QuantumMechanic Ms. Eva "Death by" Green self-identifies as a "nerd.

Make of that what you will.
nowtheresaBATman - 3/3/2014, 2:45 PM
"Brona is a poor Irish immigrant..."

huh? w/ those teeth!? :]

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