Friday, April 11, 2014

Penny Dreadful - Character Posters/New Trailers

With exactly a month to go, Showtime and SkyAtlantic's joint venture, Penny Dreadful is certainly heating up and some rather interesting character posters have been released.

Vanessa Innes (Eva Green):  The mysterious lady certainly seems to be at the very centre of things in this series and has been the most prominent in all the promotion so far as well. She is also described as beautiful, composed and a force to be reckoned with.

Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett): He's described as a charming American sharp shooter, running away from his past. He's also been extremely featured in nearly all of the promotion for the series as well and seems to cross paths with Vanessa as well.

Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton): An African game hunter back in London, the former Bond actor, Dalton plays a man on a deeply personal quest.

Sembene (Danny Sapani): Sir Malcolm's long term sentry but is there more to Sembene than meets the eye? I ask because we've got very little to go on from the character description.

Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney): Like this guy needs an introduction, right? However the character biog does talk about his devil may care attitude and unnerving beauty.

Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway): The creator of an infamous monster, played by Rory Kinnear in this series, Victor is also described as a poet and surgeon fascinated by both life and death.

Brona Croft (Billie Piper): An Irish immigrant in London, Brona not only means 'sadness' in Gaelic as the character biog seems to be happy to point out but it's also revealed that Brona is suffering from consumption.

The titles for the first three episodes of the eight part series have the names of Night Work, Seance and Resurrection and both Showtime and SkyAtlantic have been airing more and more trailers for the upcoming series. It certainly looks like it's going to be a worthy series, especially given that True Blood's final season is also upon us and it's months before we can all settle down to see American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Season 1 Photos/Trailers:

Season 1 of Penny Dreadful will air Sundays 10pm on Showtime from May 11th and premiere on SkyAtlantic shortly afterwards.


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to it! Especially as it has Dorian Gray, Dr. Frankenstein, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Billie Piper. This reminds me, have you checked out Witches of East End at all?

shawnlunn2002 said...

It does look great, doesn't it?

I saw an episode of Witches Of East End - didn't appeal to me, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's too bad. What I like most about it is the family relationship between the four women. Which episode was that, 'cause it's probably best to start from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Do you know which episode that was? Was it the pilot?

Anonymous said...

I'll take non-reply as meaning you don't know whether it was the Pilot or not.

shawnlunn2002 said...

I honestly don't remember which episode it was. It just didn't do it for me as a series, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Well, I really like it for the strong family dynamic between the mother, aunt and two sister witches, so I hope you decide to give the Pilot a try sometime, but it's not like there isn't a lot else for you to watch first/as well.