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Showtime Launches Production Blog Chronicling Rise of ‘Penny Dreadful’

Looking to build awareness and supply information about Penny Dreadful, Showtime has launched a blog in support of the upcoming original series.

A first of its kind for any Showtime series, The Penny Dreadful Production Blog at provides an in-depth look into the creation of the series, and offers unprecedented access from the show's creative team and producers. Users will be taken behind the scenes to the production of the series from its early stages, as it is currently shooting in Ireland, through the end of its first, eight-episode campaign.

The network has released a new video blog ( featuring series creator, writer and executive producer, three-time Oscar nominee John Logan as he walks viewers through the literary works that inspired the drama. Over the course of filming, the Production Blog will feature interviews with the show's cast, producers, crew and various scholars, giving fans a greater understanding of the show’s origins, inspiration and themes.

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula -- have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).

Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by 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 TheMidwife), both of Neal Street.