Press Release: SHOWTIME is offering viewers nationwide a chance to sample its highly-anticipated new drama PENNY DREADFUL across multiple platforms in advance of its series premiere in two weeks. The series premiere can be accessed now across multiple platforms including YouTube (s.sho.com/1isPg8J), on the SHOWTIME website, via a number of television providers’ free On Demand channels and websites, and on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. The premiere episode is also available for free via SHOWTIME ANYTIME on any computer, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Kindle Fire™, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., on Hulu, and on the SHOWTIME Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony.
Additionally, as a special treat for its subscribers, SHOWTIME will debut the series’ second episode on SHOWTIME ANYTIME immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill) and Eva Green (Casino Royale). Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) also star. PENNY DREADFUL is a drama series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two were directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance. For more information and video clips, please visit the show’s dedicated website www.penny-dreadful.com.