"Penny Dreadful" Trailer Just Like You : We liked what we saw in the premiere episode of "Penny Dreadful" when it screened at SXSW, and there's no reason to doubt what's to follow considering the talent involved. Sure, it's nice to see Josh Hartnett back in action and Eva Green digging into another meaty role, but it's hard to top Oscar winners Sam Mendes and John Logan behind the camera. Logan, the screenwriter behind "Gladiator" and the under-appreciated "The Last Samurai" created the fictional tale of three talented individuals teaming up and delving into the depths of London's cobbled streets to fight monsters. Not just any monsters, mind you -- monsters brought to life from literary classics including Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. They're not just picking fights for fun, mind you. This isn't a procedural. Logan and executive producer Mendes have mapped out an eight-episode arc for their first television series, making it as much like a movie as possible -- just four times as long. Here's hoping the filmmakers find as much success in their new medium as they've had in their old one.