Billie Piper is all set to join the cast of Showtime‘s new “Psychosexual Horror” series, Penny Dreadful. The series will feature a host of frightening, iconic literature figures like Dorian Grey (Reeve Carney), Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadway), along with characters from Dracula and other classic horror tales. Piper’s character will be, “an Irish immigrant trying to escape a dark past.”
She joins a well-rounded cast including Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, as well as those listed above. What tragic tales will Penny Dreadful tell of these horrific characters? The series is described as a,
Psychosexual horror series features some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.
John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall) is writing the series with Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) producing.
What do you think? Are there still interesting tales to tell about those tragic characters?