Penny Dreadful Puts a Bloody Twist on Your Favorite Literary Characters (PHOTOS)

Showtime is putting a terrifying twist on your favorite literary characters with its new summer series Penny Dreadful.

But don’t be fooled by Josh Hartnett’s swoon-worthy good looks. Penny Dreadful promises to be a bloody piece of work — in the best way possible. Who doesn’t love a good fright fest, especially one that stars Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein?

So what’s Penny Dreadful all about? Quoth Showtime: "Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama."

Sign us up! Catch the series premiere of Penny Dreadful on May 11, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

Crystal Bell ;is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on ;Twitter ;and ;Google+!

04.8.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Crystal Bell
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