Lots Of Creepy New Footage In PENNY DREADFUL Featurette

Showtime have released a new behind-the-scenes trailer for their upcoming horror series, which features interviews with the cast and crew (Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Sam Mendes among them) as well as quite a bit of new footage too. Take a look after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/5/2014

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.
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SaxoWolf - 4/5/2014, 4:50 AM
Josh Hartnett as Tony Stark in the future? what do you think guys?
loki668 - 4/5/2014, 5:09 AM
If MY only main acting credit to be mentioned in the synopsis is "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark", then I would prefer them to mention me as "the guy from that Taco Bell commercial".
DEATHbyEXILE - 4/5/2014, 5:23 AM
nikgrid - 4/5/2014, 6:06 AM
Am I tripping or is this basically League of Extraordinary gentleman?
JacksonVegaIII - 4/5/2014, 7:33 AM
nikgrid - pretty much but sam mendes is involved so..... this could be pretty great
Orphix - 4/5/2014, 8:46 AM
@nikgrid

Kind of - except that mixing up literary characters from different sources has been going on for very long time in most media.

Saying Penny Dreadful copies League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is like saying Russell Crowe's Robin Hood copied Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

And Universal have been doing monster mash ups since the 40's.
Syringe - 4/5/2014, 9:48 AM
^ yep, exactly. It would be somewhat naive to simply write this off as a League copy. Moore wasn't the first to throw literary characters into the same bowl, and Logan won't be the last.

Can't wait for this, Hartnett is my favourite actor.
Ranger14 - 4/5/2014, 11:02 AM
Doesn't even look close to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The only random similarities I see is Dorian Grey is in this and you have an adventurer from Africa on a mission (Quartermaine and Dalton's character). That's about it.
dio - 4/5/2014, 1:03 PM
Looks like it's based on Penny Dreadful...
darklighter1 - 4/5/2014, 3:36 PM
If Eva Green shows her baps at least once an episode then this may be my favorite show ever.
KINGPEN266 - 4/5/2014, 3:38 PM
MASS EFFECT 3 MUSIC ?! WHAT TH......O_0
KINGPEN266 - 4/5/2014, 3:39 PM
darklighter whats baps??
gulducati - 4/6/2014, 6:16 AM
Sorry, John Logan can never be forgiven for Star Trek Nemesis.
novaprime - 4/6/2014, 2:08 PM
This show is Gonna be Siiiiiccckkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!

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