With HBO running away with the title of most original network when it comes to the content it produces, Showtime is having to do a lot of work to catch up and stay in the game. They’re not too far behind but it’s also not that close of a race either, but Showtime is looking to close the gap with their new series which makes American Horror Story look like a kiddie show.
Penny Dreadful is a miniseries that will be brought to us by Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes and looks to be the creepiest thing you could have ever imagined. The series released and extended trailer for the May premiere of the show, and you’ve never seen as much sex, blood, demons, spiders and all things crept packed into a two-minute clip before.
You can check out the full trailer by following this link, but be warned that what you see cannot be unseen afterwords.
As far as the quality of the show, while the gore, the suspense and the nudity all seem to be selling points, Penny Dreadful has attracted such prestigious Hollywood names like Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton. The series looks like it’s going to be fantastic and will almost certainly tap into a style of horror storytelling we haven’t yet seen on television.
Penny Dreadful premieres on May 11th.