Waking up to a press release is nothing out of the ordinary. However, waking up to a press release to something you’ve been personally hoping for doesn’t happen all too frequently. Seeing that Titan Comics have “secured a licensing deal” to “publish an all-new comic prequel to the SHOWTIME series Penny Dreadful” is great news for fans of the show and fellow dreadfuls like myself.
We’ve learned that the Titan Comics Penny Dreadful series will serve as a prequel to the successful Showtime series. Arriving Spring 2016, Penny Dreadful will be written by Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Andrew Hinderaker with art by Louie De Martinis. It’ll be exciting to see the direction the comic book takes and to see if it explores more of the characters like Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). I’d love to see more of Reeve Carney’s Dorian Gray depicted in the comic-book series.
Titan Comics have had great success with series based off of hit television shows. The Blacklist and Orphan Black are two of their more recent titles that come to mind. We’re positive Penny Dreadful will be met with excitement and interest and I, for one, can’t wait to follow more on Titan Comics’ Penny Dreadful.
ALL-NEW PENNY DREADFUL COMIC
SERIES FROM TITAN
Titan Comics is thrilled to announce it has secured a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products and SHOWTIME® to publish an all-new comic prequel to the SHOWTIME series PENNY DREADFUL.
The first PENNY DREADFUL comic series is due to hit stores Spring 2016 and will be written by PENNY DREADFUL scriptwriters Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Andrew Hinderaker with art from Louie De Martinis (Madness, Heavy Metal).
“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.
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.