The new literary horror Penny Dreadful doesn’t actually premiere for another two weeks, but Showtime has been kind enough to post the pilot episode online for all to see. So, why wait?
Described as a “frightening psychosexual thriller,” the series focuses on the scariest characters in literature reimagined in Victorian London. It’s one heck of a cool premise, and who doesn’t want to see Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and the characters of Dracula all mixing it up in Jack the Ripper’s era?
Executive producer John Logan (Gladiator) has assembled a star-studded cast for the series, including Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).
If you’re in the U.S. (sorry, international readers!), click here to head over and watch the entire premiere now. Penny Dreadful is set to debut May 11. What do you think?