Something Penny Dreadful is coming to Showtime on Sunday, May 11, and TVLine has a first look at two of the players in the spookfest penned by film vet John Logan (Skyfall, Gladiator) and helmed in part by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible).
In the upcoming drama, some of literature’s most famous characters — including Dr. Frankenstein (The Lone Ranger‘s Harry Treadaway), Dorian Gray (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark‘s Reeve Carney) and iconic figures from the novel Dracula — are reimagined in a new light as they become embroiled in drama set in Victorian London.
The eight-episode series also stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who).
Check out the key art for the characters played by Timothy Dalton (Licence to Kill) and Danny Sapani (of the UK miniseries The Fear), accompanied by the descriptions of their Dreadful alter egos.
SIR MALCOM | A hardened explorer on a deeply personal quest, Sir Malcolm has paid a heavy price for his exciting career. Although his stately home is filled with marvelous souvenirs of his travels, it is devoid of family and loved ones. With the help of Vanessa (played by Eva Green), he is determined to right the wrongs of his past, but his toughest journey lies ahead.
SEMBENE | An African man with ritual face scarring who serves as Sir Malcolm’s sentry and confidant, Sembene has an air of mystery about him and his heroic efforts will prove invaluable to Sir Malcolm in his personal quest.