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Watch: Showtime's Grisly 'Penny Dreadful' Teaser Aims to Leave You in Stiches

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire March 21, 2014 at 8:06PM

Be warned: the new teaser for Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" is not for the squeamish.
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No, it's not a comedy. The gruesome teaser trailer for Showtime's upcoming eight-episode horror series from John Logan ("Gladiator") and Sam Mendes ("American Beauty," "Skyfall") is as terrifying as they come without showing you a single character. Series stars Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Josh Hartnett can all be heard in voice over, reading words appearing on the flesh of stitched up skin -- skin, perhaps being brought to life?

The world premiere screening at SXSW earlier this month certainly played up the importance of life after death, and -- without revealing too much -- this teaser further emphasizes the importance of a fourth character best kept under wraps. Take a look for yourself, if you have the stomach for it, and stay tuned for more coverage as "Penny Dreadful" prepares for its May 11th premiere.

This article is related to: Showtime, Penny Dreadful, Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Timothy Dalton (voice), Television, Television







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