By Alison Willmore | Indiewire February 14, 2014 at 8:09PM
Created by John Logan, writer of "Hugo" and "Skyfall," and executive produced by Sam Mendes, the upcoming horror series "Penny Dreadful" finds Showtime swinging for the fences in terms of high-end genre programming. Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear and Timothy Dalton are among the cast members, with "The Orphanage" filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona directing the first two episodes of a story that will explore the origins of gothic literary figures like Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula in Victorian London. The series is one of the six set to screen at SXSW as part of the festival's first-ever Episodic section, and will premiere on Showtime on May 11th. What do you think?