Rory Kinnear (above right) and Harry Treadaway (above left) are the latest actors to join the cast of "Penny Dreadful", Showtime's frightening psychological thriller. They will join the recently announced Reeve Carney, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Kinnear is set to play a mysterious character of haunting intensity and, in a new version of Mary Shelley’s inspired and obsessed genius, Treadaway will take on the role of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The casting has been great so far and I can't wait to see how this one turns out because with so many of horror's most classic characters coming together in one show, there's certainly a lot to look forward to if your'e a horror fan.
Here's how everyone else in the show shapes up: Carney will play the character of Dorian Gray, created by Oscar Wilde, was an attractive young man who couldn't age after he sold his soul. Dorian is being described as being confident and mesmerizing, yet somewhat isolated. Hartnett will take on the role of Ethan Chandler, a charming American who finds himself trapped in the darkest corners of Victorian London, while Green will play Vanessa Ives, a seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger. And finally, last but certainly not least, Dalton is set to play “Sir Malcolm,” a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest.
The series draws from famous works of literature, posing that some of the most terrifying protagonists — Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray, Dracula’s Van Helsing and more — come together in Victorian London.
"Penny Dreadful" was written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Neal Street's Pippa Harris. The Show will have 8 episodes and will start shooting this fall in London and will air in 2014.