With just over three months left until Penny Dreadful debuts on Showtime, the network has released the latest production featurette, which shows the intricate level of detail that goes into the sets and props created for this series, set in 1890s Victorian Era London. The show centers on an American (Josh Hartnett) who finds himself in one of the darkest corners of London, where he encounters classic icons such as Dracula and Dorian Grey. Series creator/executive producer John Logan shows us the contrasting styles of Dorian Grey's house and Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, and what goes into creating some of these props. Go behind-the-scenes and learn more about Penny Dreadful, which debuts May 11 on Showtime.
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 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 Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call the Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two, will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.