Showtime unveiled a first look at its upcoming psychosexual horror series Penny Dreadful earlier today at the TCA’s, and the network has released a sneak peek online for all to see. From executive producers John Logan (Skyfall) and Sam Mendes, the show takes place in Victorian London and weaves together the classic origin stories of horror icons like Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Grey, and several characters from Dracula. There are plenty of genre-leaning properties on television right now, but Penny Dreadful looks to be pushing things fully into the horror genre with the added benefit of being on pay cable. This trailer is creepy and a tad disturbing, and I’m definitely looking forward to checking it out in a few months.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The show stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, and Timothy Dalton. Penny Dreadful will premiere on Showtime May 11th.