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What do you get when you mix a Victorian setting with famous literary characters and healthy doses of horror? Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, of course. The series created by John Logan and Sam Mendes brings characters like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula into the same world. Here’s the first teaser for the drama, featuring star Eva Green.
Potential viewers get a little more information about the series when this clip, titled “What is a Penny Dreadful?” appeared on the show’s YouTube channel. The video gives a few details about the series, and shows some behind-the-scenes footage while also explaining how important penny dreadfuls were to Victorian culture.
Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Timothy Dalton all play parts on the series, which will kick off its first, eight-episode season in 2014.