♙Penny Dreadful is an American horror/thriller/drama TV series created by John Logan and executive produced by Logan and Sam Mendes. The series concept was originally pitched to several other American and British networks, but Showtime eventually won out, with Sky Atlantic as co-producer. Its soundtrack was written by the critically acclaimed Abel Korzeniowski.
The series premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9, 2014, and is currently scheduled to premiere in the US on May 11, 2014.
This series contains some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, "Frankenstein's monster", Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
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.