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The Almeida announces huge casting for ‘The Iliad’

13 August 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve just heard some exciting casting news about tomorrow’s durational reading of The Iliad at The Almeida Theatre. A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival.

Homer’s The Iliad is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, the marathon event’s 60 strong cast will include Nikki Amuka-Bird, Adjoa Andoh, Pippa Benett-Warner, Katie Brayben, Lorna Brown, Simon Callow, Bertie Carvel, Oliver Chris, Simon Coates, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Joe Dixon, Monica Dolan, Amanda Drew, Noma Dumezweni, Tim Dutton, Lisa Dwan, Caroline Faber, Will Featherstone, Stephen Fewell, Susannah Fielding, »

- Paul Heath

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Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray / DVD Release Details and Cover Art

14 July 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment have revealed the cover art and details for the Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray / DVD, due out on October 6th.

TVShowsOnDVD.com reports that Penny Dreadful: The Complete Second Season will come out on respective 3-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets on October 6th, complete with the following special features:

Video Production Blog Reeve Carney Round Table History of the Occult Character Profile Evelyn Poole's Mansion Interview/Behind the Scenes

Last month, Showtime officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a nine-episode third season that is set to premiere in 2016 and will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.

"Penny Dreadful’s second season has found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway »

- Derek Anderson

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Penny Dreadful season 2 episode 10 review: And They Were Enemies

8 July 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Penny Dreadful season 2 bows out on an exhilarating, if not action-packed, finale that sets up the much-anticipated season 3...

This review contains spoilers.

2.10 And They Were Enemies

The finale of Penny Dreadful finds everyone confronting their own personal demons whilst Vanessa takes on the Devil, speaking through the doll version of herself. Frankenstein's guilt about his creations and what they might inflict on the world threatens to consume him as Sir Malcolm is compounded with apparitions of his family. Caliban remains trapped at the hands of the Putneys who are determined to use him in their own personal freak show without realising quite what they hold within their cell and Lily's alliance with Dorian deepens. Finally, Chandler's wolf side is made known to Vanessa.

The confrontation with the Devil and the nightcomers lasts a small part of the episode as the consequences of the battle become the focus of the remaining narrative. »

- louisamellor

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.10, “And They Were Enemies” walks alone

5 July 2015 9:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 10, “And They Were Enemies”

Written by John Logan

Directed by Brian Kirk

Airs Sundays at 10 pm (Et) on Showtime

Penny Dreadful concludes its second season with one of its most emotionally wrought episodes in memory. There is no victory here for our monstrous players and worst of all, they find themselves alone.

Last week, Vanessa (Eva Green) told Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) that he deserved to be loved, and love and acceptance have always been sought by these ghoulish characters. While they previously have been able to lean on each other to form their own twisted little family unit, by the time the end credits roll on “And They Were Enemies”, these characters find themselves scattered to the winds. In the end, it seems they must all walk alone, as Ethan (Josh Hartnett) writes to Vanessa near the ending.

Wrapping up the season’s overall plotline »

- Chris Evangelista

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.09, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe” loves its beautiful monsters

28 June 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 9, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”

Written by John Logan

Directed by Brian Kirk

Airs Sundays at 10 pm (Et) on Showtime

An overarching theme of Penny Dreadful’s second season has involved its monstrous characters trying to find their place in the world. On their own, they are fearsome, damned things, but together they form an almost familial unit. The struggle of the characters coming to terms with their roles in the grand scheme of things can be seen as a mirror for creator and showrunner John Logan trying to make his rogues gallery fit together.

In season two’s penultimate episode, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”, Logan has his players embark on paths that may very well lead to their demise. With Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) still captive in the castle of witch Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory), the Penny Dreadful gang rallies for rescue. »

- Chris Evangelista

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.08, “Memento Mori”: “We are the dead!”

22 June 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 8, “Memento Mori”

Written by John Logan

Directed by Kari Skogland

Airs Sundays at 10 pm Et on Showtime

As Penny Dreadful nears the end of its second season, it decides to acknowledge that it has characters beyond Vanessa and Ethan. The pair don’t even appear in this week’s episode, “Memento Mori,” but there’s enough going on to fill up the void.

Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) has become aware of his enchantment by Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory), and he doesn’t just mean in the romantic sense — he recalls how on the day of his wife’s funeral, he was at a ball waltzing. That’s simply not the kind of man he knows he is. Evelyn confirms his suspicions by possessing him and causing him to throw a tantrum, but Sir Malcolm is able to break the enchantment, and then unwisely goes off to »

- Chris Evangelista

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Emmy Screening Room: Eva Green in Penny Dreadful's Epic, Nsfw Seance

19 June 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.

RelatedTVLine’s Full Lineup of 2015 Dream Emmy Nominees

Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom. »

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Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for Third Season

16 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of new twists on classic literary horror characters can now rejoice, as Showtime has officially renewed Penny Dreadful for a third season. Set to premiere in 2016, the nine-episode third season will begin filming this autumn in Dublin, Ireland.

Press Release: "New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – Showtime has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season, it was announced today by  David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic,  Penny Dreadful will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of Penny Dreadful, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.

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- Derek Anderson

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Showtime Renews Penny Dreadful for Season 3

16 June 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Looks like the witches, demons, and Wolfman will be sticking around Showtime for at least another year. The network has renewed its supernatural drama Penny Dreadful for a nine-episode third season that will premiere sometime in 2016. “John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of Penny Dreadful,” said Nevins. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.” Penny Dreadful, which was created by Oscar winner John Logan, stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadway, Rory Kinear, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Simon Russell Beale, Billie Piper, and Helen McCrory. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, the series will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for Season 3. “Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly… »

- Chris King

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Penny Dreadful: Season 2, Episode 7: Little Scorpion Trailer & Clips [Showtime]

11 June 2015 1:22 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Penny Dreadful Little Scorpion Promo and Clips. Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: Season 2, Episode 7: Little Scorpion TV show trailer, TV show clips star Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Simon Russell Beale, Harry Treadaway, and Billie Piper. Penny Dreadful: Season 2, Episode 7: Little Scorpion‘s plot synopsis: “Not feeling safe in London, Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) flee to the Cut-Wife’s cottage on the lonely moors. While there, Vanessa and Ethan settle into a domestic life as they draw closer together. Meanwhile back in London, Lyle (Simon Russell Beale) and Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) uncover even more disturbing information from the Verbis Diablo relics.”

The clips are far more interesting than the trailer for Little Scorpion. In the clips, the viewer gets to see the journey and the bond strengthen between Ethan Chandler and Vanessa Ives.

Leave your thoughts on this review and this episode of Penny Dreadful below in the comments section. »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.06, “Glorious Horrors”: It’s Raining Blood!

8 June 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 6, “Glorious Horrors”

Written by John Logan

Directed by James Hawes

Airs Sundays at 10 pm Et on Showtime

Last week’s Penny Dreadful ended with several of the main characters shacking up for the night. This week is very much a “morning after” episode. Gone is the glow of a night of unexpected pleasure, replaced by a dull feeling of “What now?”

This has been a very up and down season for Penny Dreadful. There’ll be a rather flat episode that only serves to get the plot moving, which will then be followed by something magnificent. This week’s episode, “Glorious Horrors”, definitely falls somewhere in the “flat” realm. It’s redeemed in the end with a fancy ball that ends in a shower of blood, but it takes its sweet time getting there.

Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) learns of his wife’s untimely demise, which »

- Chris Evangelista

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Penny Dreadful: Season Two Ratings

27 May 2015 4:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The first season of Penny Dreadful wasn't exactly a hit in the ratings but, on the positive side, viewership remained pretty consistent. How will this series do in its second season? Will interest rise or fall? Renewed for a third season or cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), and Doctor Frankenstein and his monster (Frankenstein). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett, Helen McCrory, and Simon Russell Beale.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Performer of the Week: Anna Chlumsky

16 May 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Anna Chlumsky

The Show | Veep

The Episode | “Convention” (May 10)

The Performance | We always knew Veep‘s Amy — President Selina Meyer’s overworked, underappreciated chief of staff — would explode sometime. And when the moment finally arrived in Sunday’s episode, Anna Chlumsky made Amy’s well-earned tirade a glorious thing.

Throughout the season, Chlumsky has telegraphed her character’s mounting frustration with her boss through hilariously tense line readings, under-her-breath asides and well-timed eyerolls. The addition of yes-woman Karen to Potus’ entourage proved Amy’s breaking point; you just knew something was gonna go down when Chlumsky’s shoulders »

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Penny Dreadful season 2 episode 2 review: Verbis Diablo

13 May 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With a terrifying final scene and excellent character work, Penny Dreadful allays fears that its second season might not match the first...

This review contains spoilers.

2.2 Verbis Diablo

The group continues to investigate the Verbis Diablo in order to better understand their new opponents while the witches begin to put their plan into action. Evelyn Poole moves in on Sir Malcolm and seeks to put him quite literally under her spell whilst her daughter Hecate is charged with stealing something valuable for Evelyn's plan. Vanessa's torment continues but she finds solace in Sir Malcolm's work with the poor of London, meeting Caliban along the way who is waiting for Frankenstein to finish his work with the resurrected Brona.

Much of this episode revolves around ideas of control and autonomy as various characters' bodies are toyed with by others. The most obvious narrative exploring this is with Frankenstein as he begins to educate Brona, »

- louisamellor

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Penny Dreadful, Ep. 2.02, “Verbis Diablo” sets the pieces in motion

10 May 2015 9:29 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Penny Dreadful, Season 2, Episode 2, “Verbis Diablo”

Written by John Logan

Directed by James Hawes

Airs Sundays at 10 pm Et on Showtime

The game is afoot in “Verbis Diablo,” the second episode of Penny Dreadful’s second season. Whereas season one had a tendency to seem unfocused, introducing its ensemble rogues gallery of players, season two has its eye on the prize. That prize is Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), for whom secret witch and target-practice expert Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) has ill intentions.

“Verbis Diablo” finds Vanessa tormented by the threat of witches out to do her harm, so Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) says he has just the thing to make her feel better: visiting a bunch of cholera patients. Because nothing cheers someone up more than dying folk. Here Vanessa has her first encounter with the Creature (Rory Kinnear), alias Caliban, alias John (make up your mind, sir). The two »

- Chris Evangelista

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Contest: Win ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’ Hardcover Coffee Table Book, Full Set of Character Posters

3 May 2015 6:31 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Fresh Hell" is hitting the small screen tonight via Showtime. The Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere airs at 10:00pm Est, and ahead of the episode's television debut, we've been provided with ten hardcover copies of The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful coffee table book, as well as two full sets of individual character posters, to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

From Titan Books, The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful was written by Sharon Gosling and contains 176 pages:

"Some of horror literature's most iconic characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and figures from Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful goes behind the scenes to unearth its secrets and dissect every aspect of the show's production, with exclusive interview material with the creator, »

- Derek Anderson

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The Gothic Clothing Line You’ve Always Wanted: Penny Dreadful at Hot Topic

28 April 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Here at FM, we cannot get enough of Showtime’s gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, and with the second season premiering this weekend, we will not have to wait much longer to be satiated. But it is still a few days away, so to tide fans over, Hot Topic released a Penny Dreadful-inspired fashion line today, and screw my wallet, I want it all!

The beautifully designed pieces definitely capture the macabre aesthetic that is at the very core of the series. Scorpions and spiders hide in lace details and victorian-inspired prints on dresses, tank tops, and jackets. The line will be available for pre-order online at Hot Topic from April 28, before hitting shelves on May 26.

The aim of the collaboration between CBS Consumer Products, Showtime, and Hot Topic was to give fans a way to flaunt their love for the show, and without a doubt, they’ve hit the mark. »

- Caroline Stephenson

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Clothing Line to Debut at Hot Topic

27 April 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” has devised a new way for fans to show their devotion to the gothic horror series, with a clothing line set to debut at Hot Topic ahead of the season two premiere.

Variety can exclusively reveal that CBS Consumer Products and Showtime have partnered with Hot Topic for a “Penny Dreadful”-inspired collection of women’s clothing, with tanks, dresses, and jackets incorporating the macabre imagery and themes from the show into wearable apparel. The line will be available for pre-order online at HotTopic.com from April 28, before hitting shelves on May 26.

“’Penny Dreadful’ has a unique aesthetic that is really captured in this apparel collection,” said Liz Kalodner, exec VP and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We’re excited to partner with a retailer like Hot Topic to give ‘Penny Dreadful’ fans the ability to express their love of the show with such a stylish assortment. »

- Laura Prudom

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Round-Up: Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan Talk Poltergeist Remake, Salem Clips, Penny Dreadful Season 2 Video

26 April 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan discuss the Poltergeist remake in a new video from 20th Century Fox. Also included in our latest video round-up are two clips from the next episode of Salem, as well as the Penny Dreadful Season 2 mashup, "Everything You've Heard."

Poltergeist: "Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Cast: Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen)

In Theaters - May 22, 2015, in 3D"

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Salem: Episode four of Salem's second season airs tonight on Wgn America at 10:00pm Est: »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 2 Premiere Episode Online

20 April 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've been dying to see the Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere on May 3rd, consider your wait to now be over, because Showtime has released the full season two debut episode early and online for fans to watch for free.

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. »

- Derek Anderson

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