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'Penny Dreadful' ratings best 'Homeland' series premiere

Penny Dreadful‘s ratings are off to a pretty delightful start.

The Showtime drama debuted last night to 1.44 million total viewers, topping the series premieres of Homeland and Masters of Sex, the network said. That figure does not include the 900,000 who watched the premiere early via Showtime On Demand and the network’s app, where the episode was made available two weeks prior to its debut. READ FULL STORY

Watch the premiere of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' now

What do you get when you cross Once Upon a Time‘s public domain-driven storytelling with the monsters of British Victorian literature? (Besides that one episode of Once set in black-and-white Frankenstein world.)

That’d be Penny Dreadful, a new series premiering May 11 on Showtime — and Monday afternoon on YouTube. The drama — named for the cheap, sensational, serialized tales popular in 19th century Britain — weaves together a set of stories about characters both familiar (Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray) and original. You’ll find unembeddable video of the first episode here.

Penny Dreadful premieres May 11 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

'Penny Dreadful' trailer: We're all monsters -- VIDEO

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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: READ FULL STORY

The new 'Penny Dreadful' teaser trailer is rightfully creepy -- VIDEO

The new teaser trailer for Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful may just make your skin crawl.

Someone’s skin is feeing the effects of this twisted tale in the promo. The series, starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, follows classic horror characters wreaking havoc through the streets of Victorian London. The thriller is created by writer John Logan (SkyfallSweeney Todd), who also serves as an executive producer with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris.

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'Penny Dreadful': See a new image from Showtime's upcoming monster mash -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Showtime’s new horror-drama, Penny Dreadful, premiering this Spring, posits that Victorian London was one helluva town, in which characters from classic novels like Frankenstein and Dracula crossed paths with each other—and with an American sharpshooter (Josh Hartnett) and a mysterious woman (Eva Green) who’s battling her own demons (the pair can be seen in the above exclusive image) .

Creator John Logan (Skyfall) says he drew inspiration from ’40s monster mash-up movies. Says Logan, “I thought there was incredible excitement to slamming all those myths together so that’s what we’re embracing in Penny Dreadful.” Though his take has a premium-cable bent — “It’s highly erotic, very bloody” — there’s a humanity to the horror. “It’s about building a family,” says Logan. “Admittedly, the creepiest family you can imagine.”
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