Huffpost Celebrity

'Penny Dreadful' Trailer Brings Horror To Showtime

Posted: Updated:

Showtime debuted the trailer for its newest sexy horror drama, "Penny Dreadful," at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Thursday (Jan. 16).

Featuring Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Josh Hartnett, the show is set in Victorian London and pulls characters like Dorian Gray, Frankenstein's monster and Dracula from classic horror literature. Oh yeah, and there's a whole lot of nudity.

"Penny Dreadful" comes from John Logan, the mind behind "Hugo," "Skyfall" and "Gladiator." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan said he thinks people still read "Frankenstein" because "monsters break my heart." He said, "Growing up as a gay man before it was socially acceptable, I knew what it was to feel different, alienated and not like everyone else."

Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime.

See more photos from Season 1 of "Penny Dreadful."

Also on The Huffington Post

"Penny Dreadful"
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

[VIDEO] 'Penny Dreadful' Trailer — Showtime Series is Spooky ...

Showtime's Monster Drama 'Penny Dreadful' Will Explore Modern ...

'Penny Dreadful' trailer: TV's 'psychosexual horror arms race' has a ...

"Penny Dreadful" Trailer, Premiere Date | News | Dark Horizons

Penny Dreadful Trailer - IGN Video -

'Penny Dreadful' Trailer: Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in a World of ...

Penny Dreadful (Trailer) - YouTube

'Penny Dreadful' trailer: TV's 'psychosexual horror arms race' has a new show