New Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Trailer: “To Save Her, I Would Murder the World!”
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Earlier this week Showtime was generous enough to show us the entire pilot for forthcoming “psychosexual” monster mash ‘Penny Dreadful,’ but why stop there? In addition to watching the premiere, get a brand new look at the sexy, supernatural evil hiding in the 19th century, with another fresh trailer for Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’!
For those unfamiliar with the series featuring ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘ star Eva Green and ‘Sin City”s Josh Harnett, ‘Penny Dreadful’ also features Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm, a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest; Reeve Carney as Dorian Grey; Helen McCrory as spiritualist Madame Kali; ‘Skyfall”s Rory Kinnear; and ‘Doctor Who‘ vet Billie Piper as an Irish immigrant seeking to escape her dark past.
Helmed by ‘Skyfall‘ duo Sam Mendes and John Logan, Showtime describes ‘Penny Dreadful’ thusly:
In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation.
The new trailer cuts more deeply into the story to reveal the motivations behind Green’s Vanessa and Dalton’s Sir Malcolm, specifically that Malcolm wishes to rescue his daughter from the clutches of an evil they’ve only begun to grasp. The series proper debuts on May 11, so check out the latest trailer above, and tell us in the comments what you make of Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’!