The Orphanage Director to Helm Penny Dreadful for Showtime

Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) will helm the first two episodes in the eight episode series order of the upcoming Showtime drama Penny Dreadful – created, written and executive produced by John Logan (Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall) and Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road).

Penny Dreadful, a psychosexual horror series, features some of literature’s most iconic figures, and will begin production in London this fall.

In the series, 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.

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