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Old 01-12-13, 04:51 PM   #1
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Penny Dreadful (Showtime, 5/11/2014) [MERGED]

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"PENNY DREADFUL" RECEIVES SERIES COMMITMENT FROM SHOWTIME

Horror Series Marks Landmark Television Collaboration From Skyfall Duo John Logan And Sam Mendes

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2013) - Some of literature's most iconic figures will step into the light on SHOWTIME in PENNY DREADFUL, a psychosexual horror series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar(R) nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. PENNY DREADFUL will begin production in London in the second half of 2013.

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 recent critically-acclaimed and 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.

"John Logan and Sam Mendes are two of the great storytellers of our time," said Nevins. "The visual spectacle combined with the psychological insight in their reimagining of these iconic literary characters seems totally mesmerizing to me. This promises to be a wholly original television show."


Probably won't be ready until early 2014. Shooting starts later this year.
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Old 01-12-13, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Sounds great. I'm in.
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Old 01-12-13, 05:33 PM   #3
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Not a huge fan of period pieces....but throw some monsters and shit in there, and I have to check it out.
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Old 01-13-13, 10:52 PM   #4
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Sounds interesting enough. I take it the movie with the same name doesn't have any ties to it?
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Old 01-13-13, 11:27 PM   #5
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

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Sounds interesting enough. I take it the movie with the same name doesn't have any ties to it?
I was wondering the same thing. Unless it does you would think these "creative minds" could come up with something better than that or at least something original.
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Old 01-14-13, 08:47 AM   #6
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

You had me at psychosexual.
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Old 01-14-13, 08:49 AM   #7
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

I''ll give this one a shot. Big horror fan and I've been waiting for one of the premium channels to tackle a horror show.

This one almost sounds like Once Upon a Time except with horror characters.
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Old 01-14-13, 08:57 AM   #8
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Oh hell yes.
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Old 01-14-13, 09:37 AM   #9
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

With the success of AHS, I've been waiting for the premium networks to enter (or re-enter) the horror genre. Expecting HBO to do the same at some point.
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Old 01-14-13, 12:35 PM   #10
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

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You had me at psychosexual.
Which is obviously code on premium cable for rampant nudity and explicit sex.
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Old 01-15-13, 12:47 PM   #11
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

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With the success of AHS, I've been waiting for the premium networks to enter (or re-enter) the horror genre. Expecting HBO to do the same at some point.
Apparently you haven't heard of True Blood
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Old 07-30-13, 04:27 PM   #12
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/josh...edium=facebook

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green were cast as the leads.
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Old 07-30-13, 05:18 PM   #13
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

I'm there for Eva Green.
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Old 07-31-13, 11:07 AM   #14
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

"psychosexual" + Eva Green = WIN !
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Old 08-23-13, 12:21 PM   #15
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...ntent=FaceBook

Timothy Dalton was cast in the show.


I'll definitely check this out now next year.
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Old 08-23-13, 01:37 PM   #16
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Sounds like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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Old 08-23-13, 05:01 PM   #17
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Eva Green = plenty of gratuitous nudity.
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Old 08-23-13, 05:10 PM   #18
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Sounds pretty good. I love when they add some literary figures to stuff, so they've bought be for at least the first few episodes. We will see though. Not so sure about Josh Hartnet though, although I haven't seen him in anything in awhile.
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Old 01-16-14, 02:50 PM   #19
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

1st trailer:




Premieres May 11th
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Old 01-16-14, 02:53 PM   #20
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

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Premieres May 11th
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Old 02-14-14, 10:47 PM   #21
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Here is the 1st full length (2 1/2 minute trailer) for Penny Dreadful



Remember it premieres May 11th on Showtime. I believe it's an 8 episode 1st season order.
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Old 02-15-14, 12:29 AM   #22
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

Too bad it's on Showtime. They were never my favorite premium network to begin with and their original programming in my opinion has always been iffy at best with exception to Dexter and after the way it was handled in it's last season (which I'm sure they had some part in) I don't trust them to deliver a good series anymore.

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Old 04-28-14, 02:31 PM   #24
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

You can watch the entire premiere on Youtube right now if you want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GMZ...layer_embedded
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Old 04-28-14, 05:39 PM   #25
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Re: Showtime greenlights new horror series "Penny Dreadful" from the makers of Skyfal

I don't know shit about this show, but I do know the billboards have me very interested.

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