The first trailer for Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL came out today, and while it doesn’t have much meat on its bones, we at least get to see a few seconds of character footage. If the show follows this kind of style and atmosphere, I am totally down.
PENNY DREADFUL is described as a ‘psycho-sexual horror thriller’ involving a cast of classic monsters in Victorian London. That is a strange description for sure, but I am most intrigued with the cast that they pulled together. EVA GREEN, JOSH HARTNETT, TIMOTHY DALTON, BILLIE PIPER (from DOCTOR WHO fame), RORY KINNEAR from the past couple of JAMES BOND flicks, and HELEN MCCRORY from HARRY POTTER. It is also being created and directed by the James Bond team SAM MENDES and JOHN LOGAN.
On a slightly-related side note, for those of you fellas who are fond of EVA GREEN should make a point to watch THE DREAMERS from 2003. It’s an artsy flick, but she is totally naked for just about the whole movie.
Enjoy the trailer for now, and be sure to watch PENNY DREADFUL when it premieres (hopefully early) in 2014.