‘Penny Dreadful’ to Become a Comic Series with Titan Comics

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but Titan is rapidly becoming a pretty big force in movie and TV tie-ins as of late. After taking on Doctor Who in all his many forms, Titan Comics has taken on Assassin’s Creed, The Blacklist and now Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.

Expected in Spring 2016, Penny Dreadful will be written by the show’s scriptwriters Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Andrew Hinderaker. This is incredible important, as it will keep the tone of the show throughout. The art will be done by Louis De Martinis (Madness, Heavy Metal); also good news.

 

“This incredibly exciting new comic series is going to captivate fans of horror, literature and PENNY DREADFUL alike, giving them a whole new insight into the lives of the fascinating, even bewitching, characters,” said Lizzie Kaye, the Titan Comics editor.

For those who have never seen the amazingness that is Penny Dreadful, here is the official description of the show:

The BAFTA Award-winning drama series PENNY DREADFUL stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. The second season of PENNY DREADFUL 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. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) waged battles of their own. PENNY DREADFUL is 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, and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris’ (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife) Neal Street Productions. A co-production with Sky Atlantic,season three is currently in production on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut on SHOWTIME in 2016.

I can’t wait for Spring 2016.

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