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#SDCC14: Penny Dreadful Season 1 Heading to Blu-ray/DVD in October

26 July 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One bit of news from Sdcc that almost slipped under our radar is that Showtime original series Penny Dreadful: Season One will be released on Blu-ray/DVD on October 7th. It you're looking to add a bit of Victorian intrigue to your Halloween season, read on for the details!

From the Press Release:

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment, and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Penny Dreadful: Season One Blu-ray collection will include every episode of the series' first season.

The Blu-ray collection also boasts extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall), Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is "moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Penny Dreadful, starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton »

- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con: Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney on Penny Dreadful Season 2

25 July 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

This is the first year Penny Dreadful descended on the San Diego event and at the panel, showrunner John Logan dropped some season 2 news. He told fans that Helen McCrory's Madame Kali will serve as a new antagonist, which is rather exciting. In an effort to gather some more information about what's to come, we caught up to Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney from Penny Dreadful at Showtime's Comic-Con party. As fans know, they play Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, respectively.

The post Comic-Con: Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney on Penny Dreadful Season 2 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Penny Dreadful Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD Cover Art & Release Details

25 July 2014 10:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the Penny Dreadful panel at Comic-Con where John Logan and the cast answered questions on the making of Season 1 and teased what’s ahead, Showtime announced that the first season will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD in October:

“San Diego, Calif. (July 24, 2014) – The acclaimed Showtime® original series Penny Dreadful – Season One will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the Penny Dreadful panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series’ first season, celebrated by critics as “scary, seductive, surprising, and smart” (NPR) and “solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere” (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, »

- Jonathan James

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Penny Dreadful Comic-Con Panel Recap: John Logan and Cast Discuss Frankenstein’s Influence, the Importance of Family, and Season 2

25 July 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Moderated enthusiastically by self-proclaimed “dreadful” and evidently devoted fan Aisha Tyler, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful closed out the festivities in Ballroom 20 on Thursday. Though some of the actors were absent, most notably Eva Green, showrunner John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway all spoke enthusiastically about the first season of the surprise hit show and gave hints about what will be coming in the next season.  Hit the jump for more on our Penny Dreadful Comic-Con panel recap.  This is clearly a passion project for Logan, who has spent ten years of his life thinking about the show, and he opened the panel by saying how emotional it was to finally be on this side of a Comic-Con stage. He came up with the idea for the show while reading Wordsworth and a lot of other Romantic poets during a period of deep depression, and finally Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, »

- Morgan Leigh Davies

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Watch the Sdcc panels for Penguins of Madagascar, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, Community, Teen Wolf and Toy Story That Time Forgot

25 July 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The San Diego Comic-Con International is in full swing, and we’ve got a few of yesterday’s big panels for you to watch right here, starting with Benedict Cumberbatch talking about his upcoming role in Penguins of Madagascar (and Sherlock, of course):

Penny Dreadful:

Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the “Dreadfuls.” Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.

Hannibal:

Join the creative minds behind the award-winning TV seriesHannibal. »

- Gary Collinson

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More "Penny Dreadful" Season 2 Details

25 July 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Showrunner John Logan and three of the hunky male cast from Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" all turned up for a panel yesterday at this year's San Diego Comic Con. The hot topic of discussion was the soon to head into production second season of the supernatural series.

Logan confirms that after the shadowy vampire villain of the first season, this year the drama will be dealing with a human antagonist in the form of Helen McCrory's Madame Kali who made brief appearances two episodes of the first season. Logan says "Her supernatural world becomes the threat to all the gentlemen sitting on the stage with me" referring to Reeve Carney's Dorian Gray, Harry Treadaway's Dr. Frankenstein and Josh Hartnett's Ethan Chandler.

Logan says the first season was about building the show's central family of characters, whereas next season is very different: "Having spent ten years building this world in my mind, »

- Garth Franklin

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Penny Dreadful Showrunner John Logan Teases Season 2 Villain At Comic-Con

25 July 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Showtime’s deliciously creepy freshman series Penny Dreadful made its Comic-Con debut yesterday with a Q&A session including showrunner John Logan and cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway. At the well-attended panel in Ballroom 20, Logan teased the second season of the show, noting that he plans to bring his main characters up against a more tangible human protagonist this time around – and it’s someone viewers have already met.

Logan revealed that Helen McCrory’s Madame Kali, who appeared in two installments of Penny Dreadful‘s eight-episode first season, will be taking on a more central role in the show’s sophomore run. “Her supernatural world becomes the threat to all the gentlemen sitting on the stage with me,” he said, gesturing to Hartnett, Carney and Treadaway. Unused footage from the season one finale “Grand Guignol” was then aired at the panel, shedding more light on Kali’s villainous motivations. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Comic-Con 2014: Penny Dreadful Season One to be Released on Blu-ray & DVD October 7th

25 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] San Diego, Calif. (July 24, 2014) - The acclaimed Showtime® original series Penny Dreadful - Season One will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the Penny Dreadful panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014. From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series' first season, celebrated by critics as "scary, seductive, surprising, and smart" (NPR) and "solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere" (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller. From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes ( »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Comic-Con: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Villain Will Be a Familiar Face

24 July 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Penny Dreadful” will be “very different” in season two, according to creator John Logan, who joined stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway for a Q&A at Comic-Con on Thursday evening.

“The cosmology, the theology of the show gets much larger [in season two] — they’re thrown into a much more threatening supernatural world,” Logan teased, admitting that the focus of season one was to “build a family and bring them together — the joy of writing the second season is building on those relationships in different patterns.”

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To counterbalance season one’s vampiric villain, who couldn’t deliver long, verbose monologues, Logan revealed that season two’s antagonist will be a familiar face — Helen McCrory’s spiritualist, Madame Kali. The panel then ran a scene that was cut from the season one finale, which explained Kali’s motivations and “the challenge she was going to pose to our family. »

- Laura Prudom

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Penny Dreadful Dated for Blu-ray and DVD

24 July 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The acclaimed Showtime original series Penny Dreadful season one will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7th, it was announced today during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul - even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.The series also stars Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. A co-production of Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful was created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.

The post Penny Dreadful Dated for Blu-ray and DVD appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Penny Dreadful Boss Addresses Vanessa's Sexuality, Ethan's Werewolf Origins

24 July 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Penny Dreadful creator John Logan and stars Josh HartnettReeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway  were on hand at Comic-Con on Thursdayto talk all things demimonde. Unfortunately, stars Eva Green andTimothy Dalton were working on projects and couldn't be present. Moderated by Whose Line Is It Anyway? host Aisha Tyler, a true Dreadful herself who tweets her reactions to the series, the panel delved into the first season's "holy sh--" moments and teased Season 2.

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- Hanh Nguyen

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'Penny Dreadful' men bring brooding horror to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

24 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a long day in Ballroom 20. I live-blogged "24." I live-blogged "Under the Dome" by accident. I live-blogged "Community." And I watched thousands of young women squeal over Dylan O'Brien. Now it's time to cap off Comic-Con Thursday with Showtime's "Penny Dreadful." While Eva Green is absent -- Too busy to kick off her 2015 Emmy campaign here? -- we have many of the "Penny Dreadful" men, including creator John Logan, Reeve "Dorian Gray" Carney, Harry "Frankenstein" Treadaway and Josh "Werewolf Guy" Harnett.  Aisha Tyler is moderating. Click through and follow along... 5:58 p.m. "Penny Dreadful" has to follow after the terrific "Hannibal" panel, which was also missing a number of featured stars... Sepinwall live-blogged that one. Oh and we don't really have the "Penny Dreadful" men, because Timothy Dalton isn't here.  6:04 p.m. Great Season 1 sizzle reel. Few people on TV can equal Eva Green when it comes »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Comic-Con 2014: Full Movies and TV schedule for Thursday, July 24

24 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Comic-Con 2014 is officially in full swing, and below you'll find the first of Digital Spy's daily schedules, giving you the low-down on exactly what's happening where and when in San Diego today.

Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.

Thursday, July 24

24 (10am, Ballroom 20)

Kiefer Sutherland and executive producer Jon Caesar.

Legends of TV Land (10.30am, Indigo Ballroom)

Betty White and other attendees Tbc; sneak peak of Hot in Cleveland's animated episode.

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica (10.30am, Room 6Bcf)

Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber, Dr Kevin Grazier, Luciana Carro and Alec Peters discuss Universal's upcoming movie.

Hasbro: Transformers (11am, Room 25Abc)

Under the Dome (11.15am, Ballroom 20)

Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Mackenzie Lintz join executive producer Neal Baer for a panel and sneak preview.

DreamWorks Animation Panel (11.30am, Hall H)

Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, directors Simon J Smith and »

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'Bond 24' Eyes Rome for Epic Car Chase

23 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.

Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet.

"I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project. One of the key scenes, among the most spectacular in the film, will be a car chase in Via Quattro Fontane. I'm already excited. I hope that the City streamlines the procedures for the granting of permits, it would be a shame to miss this great opportunity because of the bureaucracy."

The Via Quattro Fontane translates into The Four Fountains, »

- MovieWeb

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Ballroom 20 Day 1: 'Teen Wolf' And 'Community' Come To Comic-Con

20 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Comic-Con 2014 will open Wednesday, July 23, and this year Ballroom 20 has been designated the place to be for all your TV needs.

Ballroom 20 will host a slew of TV panels Thursday through Saturday, beginning with a special pilot screening for highly anticipated, new comic-genre shows The Flash (The CW), Constantine (NBC) and iZombie (The CW).

From Thursday through Saturday, every morning starting at 10:00 a.m., Ballroom 20 will be all TV, all the time. Stars from TV shows ranging from Teen Wolf to The Simpsons will also be making appearances in Ballroom 20, making it the perfect place for a TV addict to camp out.

Thursday Schedule At Ballroom 20

Panels kick off Thursday at 10 a.m. with a special celebration of 24. Attendees will get a sneak peek at the DVD behind-the-scenes feature Worlds Collide and Jack Bauer himself, Keither Sutherland will be there to discuss the show and its recent revival 24: »

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Penny Dreadful: More About Season 2 and its Villain; Full #SDCC14 Events Schedule

19 July 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As Comic-Con ramps up, the Television Critics Association's summer 2014 press tour is winding down, and a tidbit of news has come out about "Penny Dreadful" Season 2's big bad along with full details on the show's Sdcc signings and contest to attend the post-panel party.

If you're caught up and ready to hear more about Season 2, Showtime president David Nevins said during the network's TCA presentation for hit horror drama "Penny Dreadful," "It's a really big cosmology, and it's gonna get bigger next year."

What type of villain can fans expect next? Nevins continued, "There's a great antagonist next year played by Helen McCrory... Season 1's antagonist was sort of an inhuman character. It'll be good to have a more human antagonist." McCrory (pictured above right) plays Madame Kali, the renowned spiritualist and medium who hosted the memorable titular "Seance" in Episode 1.02.

"Penny Dreadful," the network's most watched new show On Demand and on ShowtimeAnytime, »

- Debi Moore

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Press Tour: July 2014 Showtime Executive Session Live-Blog

18 July 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Up next in the never-ending series of TCA press tour live-blogs?  Showtime President David Nevins. Showtime hasn't had an especially controversial or drama-filled year, but we're sure to have lots to discuss including the new season of "Homeland," series development and more. Follow along... 1:45 p.m. David Nevins starts with pre-question updates. Eight of Showtime's nine shows got Emmy nominations. Showtime has 10 shows, but "Penny Dreadful" won't be eligible until next year. He notes that "Penny Dreadful" was the network's most-watched new show on OnDemand and ShowtimeAnytime. As was announced earlier, "Homeland" is back for 12 episodes on October 5. In case you've forgotten, "Homeland" hit ratings highs.  1:48 p.m. October 19 is the premiere date for "The Affair." That'll be paneling later today. It's not quite what I was expecting, which I mean in a good way. On November 1, Showtime will premiere the original doc "Lost Songs: Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Continues" 1:49 p. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Emma Thompson, James Schamus Set for BAFTA, BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series

15 July 2014 4:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – Emma Thompson, James Schamus and Steven Knight have been lined up to headline the latest series of screenwriters' lectures organized here by BAFTA and the British Film Institute. Now in its fifth year, the BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series has previously featured the likes of Julian Fellowes, David S. Goyer, John Logan and Charlie Kaufman. The latest season is set to take place in London between Sept. 18 and Sept. 29. Photos Oscar Screenwriters Roundtable “The Screenwriters’ Lecture Series has become a highlight of the BAFTA events calendar," said BAFTA’s deputy chairman, John Willis. "Over the

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- Alex Ritman

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12 Potential Future James Bond Directors

13 July 2014 1:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The 24th installment in the long-running James Bond franchise was scheduled to start shooting in a matter of weeks, but reported issues with the script have now seen that start date pushed back to December, with regular series screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade reportedly rewriting John Logan’s initial draft to inject more humor, in keeping with Daniel Craig’s quote that ‘hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony’ that the franchise was well-known for once upon a time.

These script changes, along with the protracted negotiations surrounding Sam Mendes’ return to the director’s chair, are making it seem increasing unlikely that either Mendes or Logan will return for a third Bond adventure. In fact, following the $1.1bn success of Skyfall, the as-yet-untitled follow-up marks the first time in 25 years that the same director has taken charge of back-to-back Bond movies. So far, there »

- Scott Campbell

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#SDCC14: The Horrors of Preview Night (July 23rd) and Day One (July 24th)

10 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sdcc 2014 kicks off soon, and we've already told you what's planned for Preview Night. Here's a quick recap along with the horror highlights of Day 1. On tap are "Hannibal," "Penny Dreadful," "Under the Dome," "Teen Wolf," The Walking Dead comics, WWE Studios, and Lots more.

Per usual, what we're posting is just the tip of the iceberg with panels running all day and evening. Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Preview Night: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:00 Pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t »

- Debi Moore

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