Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Given New Life In Comic Book Form

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While Showtime’s Penny Dreadful may have ended (disappointingly) with Season 3, the stories will live on in comic book form thanks to Penny Dreadful co-executive producer Chris King and illustrator Jesús Hervás for Titan Comics.

Fans of the show can catch up with the characters and events in Penny Dreadful six months after the events of the finale starting in early 2017. See the full press release below.

SHOWTIME® SERIES PENNY DREADFUL
CONTINUES IN COMICS!

New Penny Dreadful Series By Titan Comics
Set Six Months After TV Show Finale

(October 31, 2016) – Penny Dreadful TV series Co-Executive Producer Chris King and illustrator Jesús Hervás (Sons of Anarchy) will bring Penny Dreadful back to life in comics in early 2017. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, this new comic series by Titan Comics continues the story directly after the devastating events of Penny Dreadful’s season three TV finale.

The BAFTA Award-winning Penny Dreadful TV show — created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall, Spectre) — features classic characters from Victorian gothic literature and a host of brand-new characters including: Vanessa Ives, Sir Malcolm Murray, Frankenstein’s Monster, Sembene and Mina Harker.

Titan’s new comic series expands upon their previous smash-hit Penny Dreadful comics. The critically acclaimed prequel comic, which explored the events and mysteries untouched by the TV show, sold out of its debut issue and garnered rave reviews from critics.

The comic series will take place six months after the ending of the TV show’s final season. Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) finds himself unable to move on. As he searches desperately for meaning in a world without Vanessa, ancient words echo across the centuries, and he is called on once again to take up arms against the creatures crawling out of the night.

“Like all fans of Penny Dreadful, I am so thrilled that we’re returning to the incredible world of the show,” said Penny Dreadful comic editor, Lizzie Kaye. “There are a lot of stories left to tell, and there is no one better to tell them than Chris King. What he’s got planned will just take your breath away, and I can’t wait for fans to see it all brought to life by artist Jesús Hérvas.”

Titan’s new Penny Dreadful comic series is set to hit stores and digital platforms early 2017. This all-new storyline in the world of the hit TV show will delight hardcore ‘Dreadfuls’ and new fans alike.

In PENNY DREADFUL, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light — came together in Victorian London. The ensemble cast of the television series was led by Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill) and Eva Green (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Casino Royale). Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn), Reeve Carney (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger) also starred.

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