TVEnthusiast's Spotlight: Penny Dreadful

With Halloween just around the corner, TVEnthusiast has been putting its focus on horror. As such, this week’s Spotlight shines on the richly stylized Penny Dreadful, a co-production between the United Kingdom and the United States. Penny Dreadful was created by American Screenwriter John Logan and British Director Sam Mendes, who previously worked together on the James Bond movie Skyfall (as well as the upcoming Bond film Spectre). The name, Penny Dreadful, comes from the cheap sensationalistic horror fiction of the era. Using their Bond credentials, Logan and Mendes managed to pull in an impressive cast that includes former Bond Actor Timothy Dalton, and former Bond girl Eva Green. Other big performers include Josh Hartnett (The Virgin Suicides), Rory Kinnear (Black Mirror), and Billie Piper (Doctor Who).

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