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'Penny Dreadful' First Full Trailer Brings the Horror

February 15, 2014 (4:06 am) GMT
The video offers a look into the dark world where creepy creatures from Gothic literature exist.

Showtime has debuted the first full trailer for its psychosexual horror series "", unleashing the horror from the dark and gory show. It opens with 's Vanessa Ives extending an invitation to 's Ethan Chandler to demimonde, "a half-world between what we know and what we fear."

Without many dialogues, the video shows what demimonde is through the scenes, which offer a mix of violence and sex. Some creepy creatures from Gothic literature are also featured in it as Vanessa is seen being possessed in other scenes.

Created by John Logan ("", ""), "Penny Dreadful" takes place in Victorian London and weaves together the classic origin stories of horror icons like Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Grey, and several characters from the novel Dracula.

Harry Treadaway will play Victor Frankenstein, Reeve Carney is cast as the immortal Dorian Gray, and stars as Brona Croft, an Irish immigrant seeking to escape her dark past.

Logan serves as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris. The new series is set to debut Sunday, May 11 at 10 P.M. ET/PT on Showtime.


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