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'Penny Dreadful' full trailer shows frightening world


February 14, 2014|By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol | RedEye

Fright fans, it looks like Showtime has something special for you come May 11. The network has released the first full-length trailer for its new creepfest "Penny Dreadful."

The "psychosexual thriller," as Showtime is calling it, combines new characters with some of the most terrifying from literature—Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Dracula and others.

Josh Hartnett plays Ethan Chandler, a brash American who finds himself trapped in the darkest depths of Victorian London where he meets the mysterious Vanessa Ives, played by French actress Eva Green.

"Penny Dreadful," created by John Logan and exec produced by Logan, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, also stars Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway.

"Penny Dreadful" premieres at 9 p.m. May 11 on Showtime.

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