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keg in kc 01-17-2014 03:06 AM

Showtime: Penny Dreadful
Hits the airwaves on May 11.

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From Hollywood Reporter:

Showtime's upcoming monster mash Penny Dreadful is set in 1891, but its themes are very modern.

The series, which stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, features a roster of classic monsters, including Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula and weave together the classic origin stories while exploring tones that the country is grappling with.

Penny Dreadful hails from three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, Skyfall, Gladiator), who wrote the pilot and executive produces alongside Academy Award winner Sam Mendes and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road).

The first-time showrunner (Penny Dreadful is the screenwriter's first stab at TV) noted that he drew inspiration from the old Universal horror movies of the 1940s that mixed and matched characters such as the Wolfman and Frankenstein. "I wondered if there was a way to do that now and take these characters seriously," he said of the show's genesis.

ragedogg69 01-19-2014 09:19 AM

Looks.... interesting. I will confess, I no longer get super excited for Showtime series after it came out how much executives insert themselves into the creative process.

keg in kc 02-15-2014 02:38 PM

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Fire Me Boy! 02-15-2014 07:41 PM

I've got the DVR set.

Rudy tossed tigger's salad 02-15-2014 08:15 PM

watched 8 seconds of the trailer. No thanks.

keg in kc 04-28-2014 02:35 PM

Showtime's placed the full pilot online:

Fire Me Boy! 05-24-2014 06:03 AM

Anyone watching? First couple episodes are intriguing enough.

keg in kc 05-24-2014 02:23 PM

Haven't yet but still planning to.

Tribal Warfare 06-01-2014 11:30 PM

WTF was with the Josh Hartnett shit

Fire Me Boy! 06-02-2014 07:32 PM

Jebus. Everybody wants what Dorian Gray has got.

Tribal Warfare 06-03-2014 01:25 AM


Originally Posted by Fire Me Boy! (Post 10666512)
Jebus. Everybody wants what Dorian Gray has got.

the real question is who's the butch and who's the bitch

Tribal Warfare 06-05-2014 10:16 AM

On a sidenote I wonder if there will be an introduction of Captain Ahab/Ishmael

Since they mentioned that Proteus could've been a "Whaler"

MatriculatingHank 06-22-2014 09:04 PM

Wow! That's all that I can say... Wow!


Braincase 06-23-2014 11:36 AM

I'm in . Been a fan of Eva Green since Casino Royale.

Rausch 06-24-2014 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by keg in kc (Post 10591086)
Showtime's placed the full pilot online:

What ep is series in?

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