New Penny Dreadful teaser reveals a real book of horrors

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Mar 24, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT (Updated)

Showtime has done it again: The network's released a new promo for its upcoming series Penny Dreadful. It's a psychological thriller that puts Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton at the center of a terrible tale. The series follows several famous literary characters who are based in Victorian-era London -- Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and key figures from Bram Stoker's Dracula all make an appearance.

The latest teaser will leave you in bloody stitches. It focuses on Penny Dreadful's source material, which weaves together one large horrifying story. The series was created by veteran writer John Logan, whose screenwriting credits include Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Hugo and Skyfall.

Watch the new promo below:

Penny Dreadful premieres May 11 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

(via IndieWire)