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Penny Dreadful First Look: Dracula, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray All Come Together in This Terrifying New Drama

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Welcome thrill-seekers, horror fans and enthusiasts of all things that go bump in the night. We've found your newest TV obsession.

Showtime's dark new drama Penny Dreadful is headed to your screens next year, and we're already counting down the days to the debut of the series that is unlike any other. However, let us clarify something for you: Penny Dreadful is not a who, it's a what—and a very terrifying what at that.

Featuring some of history's most gruesome and dangerous characters, the highly anticipated new series will not premiere on the premium cable network until spring of 2014. We're already so excited about this sure-to-be-twisted hit that we wanted to give you an exclusive first look at all the murder and mayhem that is coming next year.

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"Penny Dreadfuls were fiction publications in the 19th century," supervising producer Chris King revealed. "Each week Londoners would rush out to their local news stands to get their latest story. Penny Dreadfuls were unique because they were lurid storied of crime, the occult and the supernatural. Archetypes of characters that we know today were inspired by Penny Dreadfuls."

Creator John Logan was inspired by the Victorian publishing and turned these stories into a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. According to Kind, fans can expect to see "some of the most famous, gothic novel characters such as Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and other worldly figures in 1890s London."

Take a look at the exclusive video above and prepare to get extremely creeped out when Penny Dreadful premieres on Showtime in spring of 2014. Want even more first look footage? Of course you do!  Keep checking in with Penny Dreadful's production blog to get all the latest news and updates straight from the set in Dublin!

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