Comic-Con 2014 News: Fans of Showtime’s erotic, horrific and stylish creeper “Penny Dreadful” can look forward to San Diego Comic-Con’s “Dreadful” debut, as Showtime will host autograph signings featuring cast members Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, and creator and executive producer John Logan on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th.
The series takes 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 – who have become embroiled in Victorian London.
This marks the series’ first trip to the world-famous gathering in San Diego.
Headlining the opening night of Comic-Con, PENNY DREADFUL’s panel session, moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler will be presented on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00-7:00 pm in Ballroom 20.
A special package of PENNY DREADFUL-inspired tarot cards will be given to all fans who attend the panel session. Additionally, four lucky members of the panel audience will have the opportunity to win tickets to an exclusive PENNY DREADFUL party that evening.
SHOWTIME PENNY DREADFUL Cast at the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) Signing Schedule:
*All times subject to change – check the booth for details
Thursday, July 24:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Josh Hartnett and Reeve Carney
Friday, July 25:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – John Logan and Harry Treadaway
In partnership with Entertainment Earth, Titan Books and Bif Bang Pow!, SHOWTIME will give fans access to special edition books, tarot cards and character figurines inspired by the series. Fans can visit the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) to purchase a deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones used throughout the series, along with character action figures, including Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). Titan Books has published special editions of the classic novels that inspired the series.
For the exclusive Penny Dreadful Collection of classic horror novels including deluxe hardcover editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, which each contain original black and white illustrations by Martin Stiff, Louie de Martinis and Ian Bass, visit Titan’s booth #5537. In addition, the over 150,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by SHOWTIME and PENNY DREADFUL.
The series stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear , Harry Treadaway, Billie Piper and Danny Sapani.
PENNY DREADFUL is a drama series 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, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.
The series, a co-production of Sky Atlantic, has been picked up for a second season, which will shoot in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 premiere on the network.