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Eva Green’s Penny Dreadful Teaser Makes Me One Hundred Times More Excited For This Show


And that’s saying something, because I was already pretty excited about Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s Victorian-era “psychosexual horror series” featuring a whole slew of iconic literary villains. Look at that cast and tell me your heart rate didn’t just speed up.

(via: Deadline)

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  • Brian McDonald

    Just out of curiosity, why does this make you “100 times more excited”? I mean, it’s nice, but all it really tells me is that Eva Green is in it. As a teaser, it doesn’t seem that memorable. Don’t get me wrong…the show looks great. But this wouldn’t have sold it for me were I on the fence.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Eva Green. I am completely biased.

  • Anonymous

    Ooh, my likey. I wonder if they’ll have Varney the Vampire?

  • Rebecca Pahle

    There was a production diary vid (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/180781-go-behind-the-scenes-of-showtimes-penny-dreadful-with-a-new-production-blog) where some of the behind-the-scenes folks talked about Varney and penny dreadfuls. So at least they know who he is.

  • Anonymous

    The thing that’s great about this teaser is the look. If you had read the other theMarySue article than it looked sort of like a horror soap opera. Sort of like the old Dark Shadows. This new teaser gives it sort of dark gritty feel. Hopefully there will be lots of overcast rainy days and a grey or green filter.

  • John W

    Can’t wait. I’m glad to see Showtime kept Green on retainer after Camelot was cancelled.

  • Anonymous

    Great– I may have to keep the premium channels.

  • Brian McDonald

    I HAD read that article, hence “the show looks great”. I was asking about this video, and why Rebecca responded to it so strongly. Which she answered.

  • MeatyStakes

    *cries of despair* It’s locked from my location!!!

  • Anonymous

    So there’s something called Penny Dreadful in the works without Felicia Day in the lead?

    I’m gonna need a ruling on this.

  • Anonymous

    Crucifixes cease thwarting evil once they’re inverted. That’s a pretty big design flaw.

  • sooverit

    Oh Eva…if you’re there, I’m there. But why so many Victorian Era shows?

  • Dan Wohl

    Does anyone else really, really wish they had not heard that Dracula, Frankenstein etc. are involved? Does the world really need another rendition of those characters? I was excited about the idea of this maybe being a Victorian England version of American Horror Story … the idea that it might actually be along the lines of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen put a damper on my hopes very quickly. Hopefully (for me anyway) that angle has been overstated.

  • WheelchairNinja

    Actually, the inverted cross is a symbol of St. Peter. The Romans crucified him upside down at his own request because he felt unworthy to die in the same manner as his Lord.

    I’m guessing it’s a sign that she’s going to give birth to a son who’s going to be the future pope… ;-)