Showtime has deployed the first full trailer for its psychosexual horror series that bows May 11. Penny Dreadful unites some of literature’s creepiest characters — including those ripped from tales of Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula — deposits them in Victorian London and lets the mayhem begin. Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green star in the eight-episode Sunday night series, which co-stars Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. It’s written by John Logan, who exec produces with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris. Here’s a look at the sex and blood and imagery:

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Jim_A
7 months
Mina Harker, Frankenstein monster, Tom Sawyer, etc. etc. Don't get me wrong, this looks interesting -- but...
davidelliott
7 months
lol how about stories about.... new jersey mobsters (with a touch of Dostoyevsky) or high school instructors...
Jax
7 months
Cannot wait for this show, this trailer is awesome!! Eva Green is amazing and I can't wait...