Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful Information

Penny Dreadful is an upcoming psychosexual horror TV series created for Showtime by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes. The series will weave together the origins of literary horror characters, such as Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray, and Count Dracula, as they grapple with their monstrous alienation in Victorian London.

The show was originally pitched to several US and UK channels, but eventually landed with Showtime.


  • Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, a charming, brash, daring man of action who is unafraid of violence and more complicated than he likes to admit.
  • Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, an enigmatic, composed heroine who proves herself a force to be reckoned with.
  • Billie Piper
  • Rory Kinnear
  • Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm, a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest.
  • Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, a confident, mesmerizing, yet somewhat isolated man.


In January 2013, it was announced that Showtime had made a series commitment for the project. Logan and Mendes previously wrote and directed Skyfall respectively. Production is set to begin in London in the second half of 2013. Showtime president David Nevins stated that the tone of the ensemble series will be "very realistic and very grounded, not Bela Lugosi. All exist in human form in turn-of-century London." Logan, a lifelong fan of literary monsters, wrote the project on spec and will script every episode of the series. It was intended that Mendes would direct episodes, but scheduling prevented this.

In May 2013, Juan Antonio Bayona announced that he would be working on the series as director, with production commencing in September 2013. Bayona will direct the first two episodes of the first series, which will consist of eight episodes.

In March 2013, it was announced that the series would be filmed in the United Kingdom; however, it was reported in August that production would instead take place in Bray's Ardmore Studios and other locations around Dublin, Ireland, because of the country's section 481 tax incentives. Filming begins in October and will last 5 months.

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