Some of literature's most iconic figures will step into the
light on US cable network Showtime in 'Penny Dreadful'. This
is a psychosexual horror series created, written and executive
produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The
Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by 'Skyfall' director
Sam Mendes and Neal Street's Pippa Harris.
announcement was made by Showtime Networks president of entertainment
David Nevins. 'Penny Dreadful' will begin production in London
in the second half of the year.
project marks Logan and Mendes' second major collaboration,
following the Bond film 'Skyfall', which Mendes directed and
Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television.
said, "John Logan and Sam Mendes are two of the great
storytellers of our time. The visual spectacle combined with
the psychological insight in their reimagining of these iconic
literary characters seems totally mesmerizing to me. This
promises to be a wholly original television show."