Monsters of classic literature — they’re just like us.
In a new trailer for Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful, the show’s leads attempt to persuade — or reassure — viewers that their dark tendencies are simply human nature. Or are we all just monsters masquerading as men? The drama, set in Victorian London, does intertwine the origin stories of various classic horror characters, after all.
“No matter what secrets you possess, no matter what fears you hold, no matter what darkness you hide, no wonder how monstrous your dreams, no matter what hungers you feel, there are others just like you,” Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and other series stars take turns saying. Take a look:
Penny Dreadful premieres May 11 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.