Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful is a new gothic horror series from Showtime.  It is being previewed on Hulu and probably some other websites. It priemers officaly on May 11. I think Showtime is trying to raise their profile.

Penny Dreadful is set in 1891 London.  A woman hires a man from a wild west show to accompany her on a myserterious errand.  They encounter vampires. Unless I misheard the show, the word vampire is never used. If it wasn’t mentioned, I am not sure if it means anything.

Josh Harnett is the actor from the Wild West show.  I hadn’t seen him in a while.  It is nice to see him again. His character’s name is Ethan Chandler, for some reason I liked that.

Eva Green and Timothy Dalton are also in the cast and it is nice to see them again too. Billie Piper is supposed to show up later in the series. It looka like if nothing else, the show will be well cast.

It looks to be an interesting show. Jack the Ripper is mentioned.


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