[TV] First Look: “Penny Dreadful” and “Wayward Pines”

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Entertainment Weekly Magazine debuted the first stills for two upcoming horror shows.

The first is for Showtime’s psychosexual horror series “Penny Dreadful,” which is said to feature some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London. Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney star, with “Doctor Who’s” Billie Piper the most recent addition to the cast. She’ll play an Irish immigrant trying to escape a dark past, said Deadline.

Oscar-nominee Logan created and wrote the series with the first two episodes to be helmed by The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona.

Also check out the first ever look at M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines”, starring Matt Dillon, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Shannyn Sossamon, Hope Davis, Justin Kirk, Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Greta Lee, Juliette Lewis, Lindsey Kraft, and Melissa Leo.

Ethan Burke (Dillon) is a Secret Service agent who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

 
  • Chaybee1

    I read “Pines” which “Wayward Pines” is based on. People were comparing the book to Twin Peaks which is why I read it. They couldn’t have been more incorrect. It’s more like Patrick McGoohan’s (sic, sorry) The Prisoner, in way. Not bad, but definitely nothing new or groundbreaking. Will be interesting to see what M. Knight does with the show, although I think he is pretty woeful. “Devil” was surprisingly good but probably because he didn’t direct it.