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Eva Green and Josh Hartnett star in Penny Dreadul trailer: watch now

The first full trailer has arrived online for horror series Penny Dreadful , starring Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, a Victorian heroine living in a Gothic world populated by a host of iconic literary characters.

Written by Skyfall ’s  John Logan and executive produced by Sam Mendes, the new series will feature the likes of Dorian Grey, Victor Frankenstein, Dracula and co., with a whole host of famous names set to star.

Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton will both be regular characters, while other stars slated to appear include the likes of Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale.

Take a look at the new trailer, below...



The new footage might be light on plot details, but it certainly gives a good impression of the macabre and sexually-charged tone the series will be going for. Expect plenty of blood.

Set to air in the US on 11 May 2014, Sky Atlantic has snapped up the UK rights to this one, so we can expect Penny Dreadful to hit our screens shortly after making its bow Stateside...

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