“Penny Dreadful” Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work” is set to be aired on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. on Showtime. Read on to learn more about the “Penny Dreadful” spoilers for the first episode of Showtime’s newest horror TV series.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) reported that Josh Hartnett (“Pearl Harbor,” “Black Hawk Down”) and Eva Green (“Casino Royale,” “300: Rise of an Empire”) will headline the upcoming series “Penny Dreadful.”
According to Deadline, the eight-episode TV series was helmed by John Logan (“Gladiator,” “The Aviator,” “Hugo”) and Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Revolutionary Road”). Logan and Mendes previously worked in the 2012 James Bond film “Skyfall” starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. Logan is set to write again for another “Bond” film while Mendes will direct the film “Bond 24,” which is set to premiere in 2015.
Showtime’s President of Entertainment David Nevins, confirmed the collaboration between Logan, Mendes and the network. Nevins praised the “Skyfall” duo as “two of the great storytellers of our time.”
”The visual spectacle combined with the psychological insight in their reimagining of these iconic literary characters seems totally mesmerizing to me. This promises to be a wholly original television show.” Nevins said in a statement posted on Deadline.
“Penny Dreadful” features some of the frightening origins of literature’s iconic horror characters that include Dorian Gray, Frankenstein and Dracula. It is set in the era of Victorian London.
“Penny Dreadful” Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work” Spoilers:
According to the official synopsis posted on TV.com , “Penny Dreadful” Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work” will start off with an investigation of a murder case that involves a woman and her recruited explorer. What was their connection with the victim?
Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) wants to know who is the killer. She will seek the help of an American showman named Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and the explorer Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) for a personal quest.
It will also reveal that the killer they are tracking down was downright weird and different from the humans. Can Chandler and his team put an end to the creature’s wrongdoings?
On the other hand, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) has an interest in the mysterious connection between life and death. He is another member of Chandler’s team who will be intrigued by the creature.
At the Television Critics Association (TCA) presscon, John Logan confessed to the TCA audience that he is a “monster” geek and “Penny Dreadful” features several of the iconic monster characters.
He also shared how he came with the idea of “Penny Dreadful” because of the novel about “Frankenstein.” He mentioned that he “wept reading about the pathos and suffering of the poor, vengeful, monstrous creature” when he re-read the novel.
“I think it’s because the monster breaks my heart. Growing up as a gay man before that was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was like not to feel socially acceptable, but the same thing that made me monstrous to some people made me who I was.” Logan told during the TCA presscon posted on Deadline.
And that’s it for the “Penny Dreadful” spoilers for Season 1 Episode 1 “Night Work.” It is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by John Logan and it will air on May 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. Don’t miss “Penny Dreadful” on Showtime every Sunday night. Watch out for news about “Penny Dreadful” Season 1 including more recaps and spoilers, only here at Movie News Guide (MNG).