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Do you like monsters? What about Timothy Dalton? Eva Green? Josh Hartnett? If you answered yes to—or even shrugged at—any of those questions, it's probably worth your time to check out the creepy new trailer for Showtime's upcoming horror series Penny Dreadful. It's only 50 seconds long, so it's not like it'll take up that much of your day anyway.

The "psychologically frightening" series from Academy Award-nominee John Logan (Hugo) premieres Sunday, May 11 and stars the aforementioned trio of actors, as well as Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), and Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). It covers the origin stories of several historical figures in literary fiction, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and a few characters from the novel Dracula as they're swept up in all sorts of Victorian England shenanigans. However, the series is also "very human" according to Green, who appeared at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour this week to discuss the show. She also claims the series is not scary just for the sake of being scary, but I think she's lying, because, as you'll see in the trailer, there are several characters moving in ways that can only be described as "spider-y." Caaahhhh-reeeeepy.



Based on this trailer, are you planning to check out Penny Dreadful?


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AIRED ON 6/29/2014

Season 1 : Episode 8

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