New teaser for horror series Penny Dreadful

Review Louisa Mellor 18 Dec 2013 - 07:25

Eva Green is having a bit of trouble with her crucifix in the latest teaser for new Showtime horror series, Penny Dreadful...

With just a few episodes of American Horror Story: Coven left in this season, Showtime's Penny Dreadful is the spring 2014 show that's hoping to pick up its baton.

Eva Green, Billie Piper and Josh Hartnett are among the cast for this Victorian London-set tale of adult horror (we've not seen a Penny Dreadful press release without the word 'psychosexual' in it, so it's safe to assume there are going to be rude bits).

It's written by Skyfall's John Logan, and produced by his old mucker, Sam Mendes. The Orphanage director, Juan Antonian Bayona, is behind the camera for the first two in the eight-episode series.

In a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen sort of way, Penny Dreadful is to weave together characters from Gothic and horror novels including DraculaFrankenstein, and Oscar Wilde's The Picture Of Dorian Grey. Expect it to debut next spring.

Read more about Penny Dreadful on Den of Geek, here.

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Feels good, but the above comperison with American Horror Story is worring me. I just couldn't get in to the first season. Did it get any better with season 3?

ok.....officially interested.

AWESOME!!! I love gothic horror. Had this been a network show I'd fear that this would be a one hour procedural with the crack team of horror characters solving another occult mysestery every episode but since it's a showtime series that seems very unlikely. Can't imagine this show being anything but super cool. Really excited about this. Perhaps even moreso than I am about The Strain.

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