Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” is an arresting period drama that takes us into the literary realm of Victorian England and weaves key characters of the horror stories of the time, such as Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and The Wolfman and gives us a compelling yarn that pits the forces of good against evil.
The BAFTA Award-winning drama series stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green.
The recent second season found Vanessa Ives (Green) and Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), united to banish the evil forces that threatened to destroy them. Sadly we lost Sembene (Sapani now is a cast member in “The Bastard Executioner” for FX).
Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) waged battles of their own and with the OTHER creature, Lily played by Billie Piper (above).
This moody and evocative series is created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, and by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris’ Neal Street Productions.
Season three is currently in production on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in early 2016.
The Penny Dreadful universe is expanding, Penny Dreadful: Demimonde for iOS and Android is finally here, just in time for Halloween.
The combination Collectible Card Game (CCG) and puzzle role-playing game (RPG) from Midverse Studios and Showtime lets players collect their favorite characters and creatures from the hit series, assemble them into a team and battle head to head against other players in tournaments and events.
This puzzle and collectible card game is available for Apple iTunes and Google Play starting today
Penny Dreadful: Demimonde, developed under license by CBS Consumer Products and Showtime, allows fans of the show to engage with their favorite characters and content from the series. Penny Dreadful includes some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, Mina Harker and other iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all of whom are available as collectible cards in Penny Dreadful: Demimonde.
“The gothic look and horror themes in Penny Dreadful are a perfect fit for a game released during the Halloween season,” says Rizwan Virk, co founder and CEO of Midverse Studios.
This fast-paced game, with visual elements and cards inspired by the TV show, combines several popular methods of game play into a single integrated gaming experience. The gameplay includes a core Card Battle “player vs. player” mode, which allows players to battle one another using their team of characters and monsters. Players earn cards from quests that are built on the popular Match 3 mechanic, and then complete collections of cards. Characters, artifacts, and locations from the unique, visually appealing show are featured prominently in the game.
Quests include a unique “Play and Watch” experience. As players complete quests for an episode on their mobile devices, they can easily link to and watch that episode directly on Apple iTunes or Google Play.