A new production blog has been released for the superb looking new horror TV series, Penny Dreadful, and I’ll be honest, I hadn’t even realised there were five of them in total. So to correct that I have embedded all five productions blogs below for you to see, and they do make for some very interesting viewing.
The show is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.
Penny Dreadful stars Billie Piper (Doctor Who), British actor Harry Treadaway (Control; Cockneys vs Zombies), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Josh Hartnett (30 Days of Night), Timothy Dalton, and Reeve Carney.
The first two episodes of Penny Dreadful will be directed by award-winning director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) and the series is being written by John Logan (Gladiator). Skyfall director Sam Mendes is producing.
Critically-acclaimed, award-winning Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage) will helm the first two episodes in the eight episode series order of the upcoming SHOWTIME drama PENNY DREADFUL – created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar®nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street’s Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife). PENNY DREADFUL, a psychosexual horror series, features some of literature’s most iconic figures, and will begin production in London this fall.
In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes’ second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes’ production company Neal Street Productions.
Also included here is a new promo for yet another upcoming horror TV series called Salem. If you have been keeping up with HCF, then you will already know that we are very excited for this one!
Salem will begin on WGN American on Sunday April 20th.
On an expansive set reflecting volatile 17th century Massachusetts, “Salem” explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth behind them.
Created, executive produced, and written by award-winning writer/producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise) and Adam Simon (The Haunting in Connecticut), Salem launches WGN America’s strategy to become a dedicated purveyor of innovative scripted fare.
Salem stars Shane West (Nikita, ER) as handsome, hardened war veteran John Alden; Janet Montgomery (Human Target, Made in Jersey) as the ruthless but vulnerable Mary Sibley, Salem’s most powerful enchantress – and Alden’s onetime love interest; Seth Gabel (Fringe) as local aristocrat Cotton Mather who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt; Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) as Mary’s mysterious, carnal accomplice; Xander Berkeley (Nikita, The Mentalist) as chief politician Magistrate Hale; Tamzin Merchant (Jane Eyre) as the forthright Anne Hale, an artist with a perilous attraction to Alden; and Elise Eberle (The Astronaut Farmer) as the mysteriously afflicted Mercy Lewis.
Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem — and an even bolder new vision of witches.