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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