When evil spreads, dread comes for us all.
If you haven’t yet seen it, Penny Dreadful started a bit slow, but has since proved itself to be very compelling genre television. The performances, beautiful costuming and sets, creepy atmosphere, and highly charged sexuality make for a potent potion. The show is a must for fans of Gothic literature. If you’ve already seen it, then you know all of this.
Continue reading Penny Dreadful Teases Return to Haunt Your Television With New Trailer
The coming season of Showtime’s neo-Gothic horror drama Penny Dreadful promises to be every bit as bone chilling as the last. The iconic Patti LuPone, who was featured last season as Joan ‘The Cut Wife’ Clayton, the witch that teaches Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) the darkest black magic, will return in a new role altogether. Lovers of the literary themes of the show will be excited to hear Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Dr.Jekyll (and, presumably, one Mr. Hyde) will also join this season.
Continue reading Penny Dreadful: Third Season to Introduce Dr. Jekyll, Promote LuPone
In the first season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, horror fans were treated to familiar characters like Van Helsing, Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, shown in the gothic settings of Victorian London. The melding of classic literary characters, and the strength of a cast that included Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz), Josh Hartnett (Sin City) and was headlined by Eva Green (Casino Royale), was enough to bring Showtime around 5 million viewers a week across all platforms. That’s rather respectable. Continue reading Penny Dreadful: Season Two Trailer – When Lucifer Fell