Showtime is offering viewers nationwide a chance to sample its new drama "Penny Dreadful" across multiple platforms in advance of its series premiere in two weeks. The series premiere can be accessed now across multiple platforms including YouTube (watch here), on the Showtime website, via a number of television providers' free On Demand channels and websites, and on "Showtime On Demand." The premiere episode is also available for free via "Showtime Anytime" on any computer, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Kindle Fire, Roku and Amazon Fire TV streaming players anywhere in the U.S., on Hulu, and on the Showtime Preview app on Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony.
Additionally, as a special treat for its subscribers, Showtime will debut the series’ second episode on "Showtime Anytime" immediately following the series premiere on Sunday, May 11th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
In "Penny Dreadful," some of literature's most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Danny Sapani and Billie Piper also star.
"Penny Dreadful" is a drama series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two were directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and acclaimed film The Impossible, starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.