The multi-talented Patti LuPone may be best known for her stage work and her classic voice, but she’s becoming an ever-growing presence on television. (Watch out, Emmys!) The Tony and Grammy-winning actress is one of several to join Showtime’s gothic horror series Penny Dreadful for its Season 2, building upon an already top-notch cast
Luckily, creator and showrunner John Logan (Skyfall) has spent the better part of a decade creating this world in his mind, and he let Comic-Con fans know that Season 2 will be much larger, expanding some of those stories, while also bringing a familiar human character to head the antagonistic front.
To be expected, San Diego Comic Con 2014 will probably be the probably be the biggest entertainment gathering of the year, and possibly the biggest Comic Con of all time. Which means, of course, that there are thousands of potential victims, er, fans of Showtime’s literary horror mash-up Penny Dreadful, which will debut at the annual event for the first time.
The finale was a perfect marriage of Penny Dreadful’s peaks and faults, and thankfully the majority of the parts I didn’t enjoy as much will seemingly pay off in a big way for Season 2. So, spoiler alert, here are five ways that Season 2 can improve to become an even better series when it returns next year. Maybe you’ll get your portrait on the wall when we’re done.
If you’ve been watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, you’re privy to the deliciously evil sex and violence that its characters are embedded in. Fans should be happy to hear that 2015 is going to be even more lust-filled and bloodied, as Showtime has renewed Penny Dreadful for Season 2.
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
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.
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.
As a horror fan, I consider myself spoiled by the wealth of television series that are giving the genre its due attention. Two of the most intriguing upcoming projects are Showtime’s literary mash-up Penny Dreadful and Fox’s small town thrillerWayward Pines, created by M. Night Shyamalan and Chad Hodge. Intriguing doesn’t necessarily mean good, mind you, but there’s certainly less clear expectations going into these series than those that came attached to Hannibal and Dracula.
From what we know about Penny Dreadful, which admittedly isn’t much, literary beasts such as Dracula and Dorian Gray are running amok in London at the end of the 19th century. But there hasn’t been any sign that either religion or any satanic forces would come into play. Yet in the teaser above, we see Eva Green’s character Vanessa Ives praying in front of a crucifix on the wall – plus candles, since you can’t pray without candles – until she is apparently taken over by a most unholy spirit, as depicted by entirely white eyeballs and the on-the-nose quote “We all have our demons.”
It’s being heavily promoted as a psychosexual horror series, and while I don’t necessarily understand what could possibly be sexual about Frankenstein’s creature, but Count Dracula is probably a swinging young chap, and Dorian Grey’s life is filled with lustful decadence. I wasn’t even aware the Wolfman was a part of this flick.