Monsters Teased in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful Promo

Showtime used the “Dexter” finale last night to promote its next genre series, “Penny Dreadful.” You can check out the brief teaser below.

Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel “Dracula” ­are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. “Penny Dreadful” is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

“Penny Dreadful” is created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.