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Mark Newton

With the likes of Bates Motel, American Horror Story and Hannibal racking in the ratings and critical applause, it only makes sense for us to get more supernatural TV shows. Take for example the upcoming Penny Dreadful, a new horror serial coming out on Showtime.

The star-studded show (well, if people who haven't been in a TV show or film for a few years still count as stars) has just unshackled a new teaser trailer with a rather ominous voice-over. Check it out below:


Now, although my above tone is rather sneering (I'm just bitter old sod), I actually think Penny Dreadful could be rather good, especially if it keeps to the tone established in this teaser trailer. Check out the synopsis for the series below:

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters -- including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light -- have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars (Black Hawk Down), (Casino Royale) (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), (Skyfall), (The Lone Ranger), (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and (The Bill).

What do you think? Could this match up to other vampirey-supernatural shows on television? Let us know below.


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