Showtime’s newest series sheds a new light on Victorian times.
Each episode runs for 1 hour. There are 8 episodes. Below, find the air date, summary, and cast information that you’ll need as you watch.
Penny Dreadful Premiere Date
Sunday, May 11th at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) 2014
Penny Dreadful Summary
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. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) and Danny Sapani (The Bill) also star.
PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar® winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.
The Penny Dreadful Cast
Timothy Dalton – Sir Malcolm
Eva Green – Vanessa Ives
Josh Hartnett – Ethan Chandler
Rory Kinnear – The Creature
Helen McCrory – Madame Kali
Billie Piper – Brona Croft