News

It's Official: Mendes and Logan's Penny Dreadful Going to Showtime

Source:   Showtime
January 13, 2013


On Friday, news broke that Skyfall director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan's new high-concept drama series "Penny Dreadful" would be going to Showtime, and the company has now confirmed the deal. Here's the press release:

Some of literature's most iconic figures will step into the light on SHOWTIME in PENNY DREADFUL, a psychosexual horror series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar(R) nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), it was announced today by David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. PENNY DREADFUL will begin production in London in the second half of 2013.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula - become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes' second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their recent critically-acclaimed and box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes' production company Neal Street Productions.

"John Logan and Sam Mendes are two of the great storytellers of our time," said Nevins. "The visual spectacle combined with the psychological insight in their reimagining of these iconic literary characters seems totally mesmerizing to me. This promises to be a wholly original television show."


| 2 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Catherine Zeta-Jones to Play Real-Life Colombian Drug Lord in The Godmother
Take a First Look at Bradley Cooper as Clint Eastwood's American Sniper
Watch the New Opening Credits to American Horror Story: Freak Show
First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses
William Hurt Joins the Race to Make a Jesse Owens Biopic
Ben Affleck in Negotiations to Star in Warner Bros.' The Accountant
Robert Downey Jr. Teases His Continued Journey as Iron Man
CS Video: Gillian Flynn, Ben Affleck and the Cast of Gone Girl
White Collar's Tim Dekay Joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. As Agent Ward's Brother
Shameless, House of Lies and Episodes Return to Showtime January 11
The New Trailer for The Theory of Everything
Kim Jong-un Singing Katy Perry in a Tank and Other Strange Delights from the Set of The Interview
New Interstellar Trailer Found in Interactive Site!
The Cast and First Image from the Angry Birds Movie Revealed!
Trailer for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Debuts!
Netflix and Arad Animation Announce Original Animated Series Kong - King of the Apes
The Trailer and Poster for Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner
Promo for Episode 2.03 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners