Penny Dreadful is the new 8 episode series from Showtime. Due out in Spring 2014 the frightening psychosexual thriller was created and written by Skyfall screenwriter John Logan and executive produced by Sam Mendes. It stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, and Danny Sapani.
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.
It does sound a little like The League of Extraordinary Gentleman.
The first two episodes 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.
The first teaser just shows Eva Green on her knees looking scared, but I will definitely be watching this.