Showtime is trying desperately to compete with the original content that other pay-TV networks like HBO and Netflix are pumping out and so far they seem to be doing a pretty decent job. They’re looking to raise the bar though with the release of their new series, Penny Dreadful, which look like American Horror Story on acid — which is saying a lot considering how bizarre that show is on its own.
Penny Dreadful will be a series that clearly focuses on the dark, mysterious and down right terrifying aspects of storytelling and more than a few famous faces have shown up to get in on the action. The new trailer, which was released this weekend, shows off stars like Josh Harnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green to name a few.
It also packs more sex, blood, demons, spiders and all things creepy into a two minute span that previously though possible. You can check out the full trailer by following this link, but be warned that what you see cannot be unseen afterwords.
That being said, the show looks like it’s going to be a wild success for Showtime, as the production value seems great and if the writing holds up, the series could really tap into the nitty gritty of true horror suspense.
Penny Dreadful premieres on Showtime this May 11th.