Last night saw Showtime saying goodbye to two of its main attractions, pulling the plug on 'Dexter' permanently (we hope) while 'Ray Donovan' said goodnight until 2014. And even though acclaimed Emmy-winner 'Homeland' and the buzzworthy 'Masters of Sex' will kick off in less than a week's time, the cable network delivered our first sneak peek of 2014 "psychosexual horror thriller" 'Penny Dreadful.'
Showtime's upcoming monster-mash series 'Penny Dreadful' has tapped some impressive talent with the likes of Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton, though not in the roles of any familiar literary characters. Now finally, the buzzworthy pilot has found its Dorian Gray in 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' star Reeve Carney!
We were admittedly a bit in the dark over Showtime's purported monster mash-up drama 'Penny Dreadful' until the announcement finally arrived that stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green ('300: Rise of an Empire') would take the leading roles, and today the drama continues taking shape. Former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton has joined the mysterious horror-drama in a regular role, but as whom?
It had been a good long while since we heard anything from Showtime's mythical monster mash-up series, 'Penny Dreadful,' particularly since FOX announced intent of its own to feature a team-up series based on Alan Moore's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.' But finally 'Penny Dreadful' has pulled ahead. Josh Hartnett and Eva Green will lead the new series, with Sam Mendes to direct.
Yesterday, we ran a rumor that director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan (both of them fresh off the massive success of 'Skyfall') were working on a 'Frankenstein' TV seres for Showtime. Well, it turns out that we were half right. The name of the series is 'Penny Dreadful' and while it will feature Dr. Frankenstein and his infamous creation, they will be part of an ensemble that includes other supernatural literary characters, including Dorian Gray and key figures from Bram Stoker's 'Dracula.' For fans of great comics (and/or bad movies), it should sound very, very familiar...