The past few years of horror’s televised resurgence have given us the tension-stuffed realism of NBC’s Hannibal and the absurdist camp of FX’s American Horror Story, and after watching the first two episodes of Showtime’s gothic literary mash-up Penny Dreadful, I’m nearly convinced that this is the best of the bunch.
For its upcoming violently gothic horror Penny Dreadful, Showtime is giving the entire world an all-access pass to the series premiere, “Night Work,” nearly two weeks before it will officially air. And you’re going to want to watch it as soon as possible, because it’s a doozy
Hank Moody has returned! Showtime premiered the seventh season of Californacation last night, and the premium cable network was gracious enough to drop the full first episode onto their YouTube channel for your entertainment. While it's been edited a bit for content, the subject matter is still brimming with not-safe-for-work drama so, you know, viewer discretion is advised.
It isn’t often TV audiences get to travel back to Victorian London, and when we do, the context is more often than not a drama that Jane Austen either wrote or could easily have written without anyone thinking different.
Showtime’s dramatic thriller Homeland was a mixed bag in its third season, mining extremely tense scenes from a storyline that treaded through unncessary waters. Thankfully, Fox 21 and Showtime are taking the series to an all-new location for Season 4, and production is set to commence this summer in Cape Town, South Africa, which will serve as the Middle East, despite all of its bottom southness.
Shameless is long overdue for more awards recognition and perhaps switching from the drama category to comedy will do the trick in securing some wins. That may be what the Showtime series is hoping for as they have reportedly received approval to qualify for the comedy categories for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Two of Showtime’s most successful freshmen series, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex are finally returning to our small screens, but you won't have to wait until the pesky fall for their arrival. Both sophomore series will make summertime debuts their second go-around with 12, one-hour episodes for each, starting on on Sunday, July 13th at 9PM.
Marie Schrader will be taking her purple show on the road. The Breaking Bad actress known as Betsy Brandt has nabbed a recurring role on Showtime's Masters of Sex for its upcoming second season, recurring alongside the series’ stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.
Subscription cable networks like HBO and Starz have been busy building their respective lineups over the last several months, but Showtime has been a little more silent on the new show front. All of that changed this week when the pay channel began developing a new drama project called Billions, signing on for a pilot based on a script from Andrew Ross Sorkin, Btian Koppelman and David Levien.
Nobody cancels the Gallaghers! Showtime appears to agree as the premium cable network has picked up Shameless for a fifth season. Along with the Season 5 renewal for the excellent and under appreciated dysfunctional family-centric dramedy, Showtime has also renewed House of Lies for Season 4. Both series join Episodes in being lined up for new seasons in 2015.
Penny Dreadful is slowly turning itself into one of our most anticipated new series to uncover. The latest, fullest (finally!) trailer for the Showtime series gives us a bit more than the creeps — and, at long last, actually gives us a look at the full cast (Look! There’s Reeve Carney! I spy a Billie Piper!) and horrifically unsettling storyline we're about to encounter. Things are about to go bump in the night.
The amount of work that goes into a television series is truly awe-inspiring. There is so much more at play than just the actors, writers, and directors involved, as evidenced by Showtime’s latest production blog for their upcoming series, Penny Dreadful. Truly, a show this intricately placed in time, with the added pressure of being accurately creepy and unsettling takes many hands. And it’s a totally radical sight to see.
Well if the previously released teasers for Showtime’s upcoming genre drama, Penny Dreadful weren't enough to spook you, allow us to introduce you to another — one that’s sure to make you mutter and yelp things you'd be less than inclined to expose your grandparents to, if they're the type that are faint of heart. Because, hooo lawdy, does this show pump that creep factor up to eleven, my friends. To have a Jessie Spano moment for a second: we're so excited, we're so scared!
Just the other day, when we were sharing the newly released trailer for the seventh and final season of Californication, we were pondering whether or not Showtime still planned on getting the comedy back on the air in April as expected.
Hot on the heels of the premieres of some of their other comedies, Showtime has released a trailer for Californication’s seventh and final season, to remind fans that Hank Moody’s return isn’t so far away. Let the drama and depravity ensue!