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Following the heartbreaking conclusion of Penny Dreadful, fans of the Showtime series are still reflecting on, celebrating, and in some cases, mourning the show’s incredible cast of characters. Recently Reeve Carney, who plays Dorian Gray, discussed his thoughts on Season 3 and the series as a whole during an episode screening and Q&A event for Penny Dreadful at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY. We have highlights from the Q&A, including how Carney got into the immortal mindset of Dorian, his audition process for the role, and much more.
Reeve on his filming schedule for Penny Dreadful:
Reeve Carney: I’m there anywhere between five and seven months. I recently was involved in The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, which was a blast. In that, in a lot of the scenes I’m kind of in the background, but I’m in every scene, and »
- Stephanie Felicita
Spoilers ahoy! Penny Dreadful has been creator-cancelled after three seasons on Showtime. There will be no fourth season of Penny Dreadful coming next year. A major character died in last night's two-episode season three finale, "Perpetual Night," and "The Blessed Dark." What is more, the second hour closed with an end card literally spelling out, "The End," indicating the drama had drawn to a close. This was confusing, because the episode was only promoted as a "season finale." That promotional decision was made for story-telling reasons.
Creator Mike Logan and Showtime's David Nevins have confirmed the Penny Dreadful season three finale is also the TV series finale. That said, Logan does not rule out revisiting the story years from now, should Showtime so desire. The Penny Dreadful cast includes: Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, »
“Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.
The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.
“Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.
Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Lily's vendetta and Vanessa's seduction deepen in the latest, cleverly layered episode of Penny Dreadful season 3...
This review contains spoilers.
3.7 Ebb Tide
Penny Dreadful is a show that has always luxuriated in digging deeper into its literary roots, teasing out key themes from his source materials and weaving them into its own Gothic fabric. The third season has been somewhat uneven in this respect, certainly compared to previous seasons, but Ebb Tide is a return to form, drawing together the disparate characters through an ongoing theme. The idea of the self has always run throughout the series and the episode brings this to the fore as several characters are faced with a crisis or affirmation of their identity.
First of all, Ethan is finally winging his way back to Vanessa, sped on with some urgency after Kaetenay has a vision of her and realises that she’s well on her way to being possessed by Dracula. Ethan’s realisation that he loves her and needs to go back feels a tad sudden, given that he’s spent the majority of the season flirting with the dark side, but it also gave us a tender scene between him and Malcolm. Their relationship has always been something understated and here, it helps in Ethan’s realisation that he has been saved from the rage that consumed him around his father and to return to the role of protector that is rightfully his.
Lily’s quest to avenge the wrongs of man with her fallen woman army has left Dorian somewhat sidelined in his own home. Last week, it appeared to be that he was perhaps growing a conscience. This week, it is revealed that he is actually quite bored. The speech about witnessing revolutions also offered up a few more details about his past. He is still a character for which we have a scant amount of information, but his confrontation with Justine, Reeve Carney’s hissing performance and his betrayal of Lily served up a timely reminder of the kind of character we’re dealing with in Dorian Grey and just how keen a survivalist he is.
After the empowerment and autonomy she has seized since her resurrection, there is something so deeply horrific in Lily being snatched and dragged to Bedlam against her will. To be tamed and silenced. To be rendered docile and obedient, destroying who she is. For Victor, it’s about re-possessing her and reducing her to being a thing he can control again. The allusions to the way in which transgressive women were treated in the nineteenth century are clear, even down to bringing her to an asylum, a common way of disposing of “problem” people. It’s capped by Frankenstein’s line to Lily: “We’re going to make you into a proper woman.” Thus, in a few small words, does he vindicate Lily’s rage and vendetta against men. You have got to admit, Lily really does have a point.
This scene is contrasted beautifully with Vanessa’s confrontation with Dracula: “I don’t want you to be anything but who you really are.” Like Lily, Vanessa’s past is characterised by her experiences of a society determined to make her conform, resorting to violent means to do so. Her seduction has been built out of Dracula’s understanding of her insecurities and his ability to push those buttons with her. As I have noted before, isolation is bad for Vanessa because it leads her to believe all of the worst things about herself. Dracula stating that he accepts her for who she believes herself to be is exactly what she needed to her after Ethan’s rejection, Sir Malcolm’s departure and those months alone trapped inside her own mind.
Though Vanessa seems to be entirely at Dracula’s mercy now, the deliberate statement from Catriona suggests hope is not all lost and Vanessa might not be as much of the victim as she appears. Dr Seward even points out to Renfield that she is manifesting several personalities at once so whilst the other characters rediscover their sense of self, Vanessa has the opportunity of becoming the person she needs to be in order to defeat Dracula. With the foretold darkness descending and the impending reunion with Sir Malcolm and Ethan, the stage is set for her to do just that.
Read Becky's review of the previous episoe, No Beast So Fierce, here.
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The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory, Simon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.
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Penny Dreadful Ebb Tide Review Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: Season 3, Episode 7: Ebb Tide featured a beautifully bleak graveyard vista and dialogue by characters that affected and changed the hearts and minds of those that heard them. A smaller version of the major, eventual confrontation between Justine (Jessica Barden) and Dorian Grey (Reeve Carney) occurred in Ebb Tide. […] »
- Rollo Tomasi
The cast includes Ricki Lake, Greta Lee (“Girls”), Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”), Nelson Franklin (“Veep”), Reeve Carney (“Penny Dreadful”), Jessica Parker Kennedy (“Black Sails”) and James Ransone (“Tangerine”). Plot details are under wraps.
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“Gemini” is Katz’s fifth feature as a writer-director. He previously co-wrote and co-directed “Land Ho!” with Martha Stephens, which premiered at Sundance 2014, was released by Sony Pictures Classics and won the 2015 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. Katz also directed “Cold Weather,” “Quiet City” and “Dance Party, USA.”
- Dave McNary
Penny Dreadful delivers more sexy, Gothic melodrama in its latest episode, No Beast So Fierce...
This review contains spoilers.
3.6 No Beast So Fierce
Now that they have the first recruit to their cause, Dorian and Lily begin gathering more fallen women to battle against the men who abused them at Dorian’s home. He’s starting to feel a little outnumbered, however, and Justine is vying for his place in Lily’s affections as well as becoming a little too bloodthirsty where he is concerned. John Clare manages to visit his son, but in doing so, scares the poor child into hysterics as he watches what was once his father flee into the night.
Ethan continues to battle against his father as Hecate’s power over him grows. Sir Malcolm’s concern deepens in tandem as he battles to save his wayward sort-of adopted son from his actual father, »
Dust off those fishnet stockings, there’s a new Rocky Horror Picture Show on the way…
Can you believe it’s been over forty years since The Rocky Horror Picture Show first arrived in cinemas? The film / stage show has become a massive cult hit and still manages to sell-out both cinema screens and theatre halls. The film starred Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Meatloaf and Tim Curry and followed a young girl and her boyfriend as they pay a call to the peculiar residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter after breaking down. With its zany fashion and catchy tunes the film had seeped its way into popular culture and there’s barely a wedding reception out there that doesn’t play The Time Warp at least once.
Given the longevity of the film it’s a little surprising that anyone would want to touch it. But it seems that »
- Kat Hughes
Let's do the time warp again and travel back to 1975 with the first trailer for Fox's upcoming remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The short clip gives a glimpse at Laverne Cox's take on Tim Curry's Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
The clip begins with Brad (Ryan McCartan) and Janet (Victoria Justice) being greeted by Riff Raff (Reeve Carney). The brief trailer gives more than enough of an introduction to Cox's faithful take on Curry's Frank-n-Furter, nailing the character's seductive, dramatic accent.
The trailer promises a Halloween premiere of the remake, »
Something fabulous this way comes on Halloween!
Fox released the first teaser trailer for their television movie remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." It's only 30 seconds, but we get a good bit of Laverne Cox vamping it up as Frank-n-Furter. "Enchanté," she purrs at Victoria Justice's Janet and Ryan McCartan's Brad.
"It's not easy having a good time," Cox says, but it looks pretty easy for her. We also get glimpses at Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Christina Milian as Magenta, Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, and Adam Lambert as Eddie.
The original movie, of course, is a cult favorite with a massive, obsessed following. The star of the 1975 horror musical, Tim Curry, serves as narrator in the remake, which looks just as campy as the original, but perhaps a bit slicker.
The two-hour "Rocky Horror Picture Show" will air on Fox this Halloween.
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- Kelly Woo
Dark and dangerous secrets will no longer be kept hidden, as horror fans can now uncover powerful, relentless forces from the underworld. Devotees of the genre are now being offered a behind-the-scenes look at content from the creators of the art seen in Issue #1 of Titan Comics’ new ‘Penny Dreadful’ prequel comic book series. The third season of Showtime’s acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated horror drama series is now airing on Sundays at 10p Et/Pt on Showtime Networks. ‘Penny Dreadful’ can also be streamed on Showtime Anytime. The current season features such returning series regulars as Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney and Eva Green. In ‘Penny Dreadful’s first behind-the-scenes video, [ Read More ]
The post Go Behind the Scenes of the New Penny Dreadful Prequel Comic Book Series appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
It’s no secret that television – and in particular, Fox – is on a re-boot roll right now. With The X Files, Prison Break, Lethal Weapon, and The Exorcist all filling out the small screen in 2016, the announcement of The Rocky Horror Picture Show was met with more of a sense of inevitability and resignation, than shock. Now, although it is not due for broadcast until the fall, the studio has released the first teaser trailer, and it does not disappoint.
When a concept has a long-standing, devoted cult following, in the way that The Rocky Horror Picture Show does, any attempt to re-boot or re-imagine that concept is often met with derision and anger. In this case, however, the concept in question is almost the exception to the rule. Initially created as a stage production, before being adapted for film by its original authors Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien »
- Sarah Myles
Following at first look at Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-n-Furter [check it out here], the first trailer has now arrived online for Fox’s upcoming small screen remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show; watch it below…
Fox is doing the Time Warp, with a brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, set to air Fall 2016. A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and Brad (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are American Idol alum Adam Lambert as Eddie, »
- Amie Cranswick
Fox is gearing up to do “The Time Warp” again with their reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Premiering this fall, the two-hour reboot is teased in its first official teaser trailer:
A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and Brad (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are American Idol alum Adam Lambert as Eddie, »
- Derek Anderson
Last year, Fox announced that it was bringing a cult classic back to life with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is being re-imagined for a new audience. Last week, we got our first look at the new Dr. Frank-n-Furter, played by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. Today we have our first look at footage from the remake with a trailer, which debuted shortly after Fox's upfront presentation in New York City. As you can see, a lot has changed with this version, but a lot has also stayed the same.
This trailer, which comes courtesy of the Fox YouTube page, gives us our first look at Victoria Justice's Jane and Ryan McCartan's Brad, along with Laverne Cox's Dr. Frank-n-Furter. We also get our first look at Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Dr. Frank-n-Furter's servant who answers the door when Jessie and Brad come across the house. »
[Youtube "outmDIi29Bo"] It's almost time for a classic to reborn! The first teaser for Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show remake has arrived. In the teaser, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox shows off her turn as Dr. Frank-n-Furter (played by Tim Curry in the original), while Victoria Justice (Janet) and Ryan McCartan (Brad) also appear briefly. "It's not easy having a good time," says a playful Cox. Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show cast also includes Adam Lambert (Eddie), Christina Milian (Magenta) and Broadway stars Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia) and Reeve Carney (Riff Raff). Curry makes a cameo as film's the Narrator. »
- Aaron Couch
“It’s not easy having a good time,” though the trailer for Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake sure makes it seem that way.
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The network on Monday released the first official trailer for the not-so-live musical event, starring Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) as the twisted scientist Dr. Frank-n-Furter, a role made famous by Tim Curry in the original 1975 film; Curry also appears in the made-for-tv remake as the Criminologist.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (RyanMcCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist – with the help of his faithful servants, Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) and Magenta – is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Staz Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
- Amie Cranswick
Rocky Horror Picture Show is sacred ground. It is the longest running midnight movie in history, and it still plays every weekend all throughout the country. So a remake might not be taken so lightly by its legion of fans. Even if the movie is taking some bold steps in diversifying its cast. Everyone's favorite doctor from Transsexual, Transylvania is back. But ol' Frank-n-Furter sure looks a lot different than way back in 1975. This time out, the character is played by Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. And we have a first look courtesy of EW, with her standing next to iconic actor Ben Vereen as Dr. Scott. About taking over for Tim Curry, Cox says this.
"I get tweets from people, 'Please don't f- up Rocky Horror Picture Show!' I showed my brother pictures of me in character and he was like, 'You were preparing your whole life for this. »
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