'Penny Dreadful': Timothy Dalton Promo (Exclusive)

Timothy Dalton heads to Victorian London in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” this May and Access Hollywood has your first look at the new promo for the series, featuring the actor as Sir Malcolm.

Created by Oscar nominee John Logan, “Penny Dreadful” stars Timothy as explorer Sir Malcolm, alongside Eva Green as Vanessa Ives and Josh Hartnett as American Ethan Chandler. The series finds their characters dealing with the dangerous and otherworldly souls and creatures living in the shadows.

A host of figures from classic literature will be revealed on the drama, including Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.

“When I started working on it, I didn’t want to just write a Frankenstein story or a Dracula story or a Dorian Gray [story],” Logan told TV critics earlier this year. “That’s why I created the characters that Eva and Josh [play] to be the centerpiece of the story, because I wanted a fictional story that was completely unknown to the audience.

“And by going into it from sort of their perspective, as you will, it allowed me to look at the characters — characters I’ve known and loved since I was 8, from a new perspective. And what I’m hoping is that genre fans like me, you know, the Comic Con geeks, will sort recognize that we love the fact that we’re playing in a familiar world, but we’re kind of playing with it differently, because we’re coming in with a whole new narrative involving these characters,” he added.

“Penny Dreadful” premieres May 11 at 10 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

-- Jolie Lash

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