What do you do when you’re working on a sequel to a movie that was visually stunning but made heads explode to think about? You hire someone to rewrite it who has just finished doing that. Brace yourselves for John Logan’s version of Alien: Paradise Lost.
As we head for the season endgame, Penny Dreadful is determined to drop the portents and start surprising us. And with Vanessa gone, everything shatters. There’s one scene, in particular, that’s jaw-droppingly nuts. And we made a clip for you! Spoilers ahead...
Penny Dreadful got off to a strong start in its first season, boasting a remarkably detailed world, deeply complex characters and an exciting core narrative. But to be fair, as creator John Logan pointed out at the show's Ballroom 20 Comic-Con panel, he's been working on this thing for 10 years.
We're halfway through the first season of Penny Dreadful. And even though early on, it had a few indicators of possible disaster — an overtly League of Extraordinary Gentleman premise, stray subplots — it's become a show that delivers fun surprises with a sleek veneer. Here are 10 reasons to catch up on this campy…
Doctor Who's Rose Tyler is coming back to genre television! Billie Piper has just signed on to star in Penny Dreadful, a show set in Victorian London featuring Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and other terrifying figures of gothic literature. Can she do for gothic lit what she once did for the Daleks?
Wow, we're floored by this news — a vampire program that might actually have dramatic weight and character development? Serious drama director Sam Mendes and his Skyfallwriter John Logan are making a vampire hunter show. This could be special.