The upcoming series ‘Penny Dreadful’ is getting a familiar face, Billie Piper from Doctor Who is set to star alongside some very popular names. Sky Atlantic will co-produce the new series for Showtime, the details came in earlier today (Monday).
The series comes as networks attempt to bolster their original content to compete with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant. Penny Dreadful is a John Logan project, the show will be a new thriller/horror series featuring iconic figures set in Victorian London. Among the cast already confirmed for the show are Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney.
As for the famous Doctor Who companion, she will play an Irish immigrant with a dark past and terrible secrets. Logan, an Oscar nominee in his own right, both created and wrote the series.
As for the first two episodes, they will be championed by the director of The Orphanage and The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona. The series won’t begin shooting until next month (October) and a premiere date has yet to be announced.