NEW YORK, NY – June 22, 2015 – Recently picked up for a third season, SHOWTIME will bring the world of PENNY DREADFUL to San Diego Comic-Con, starting with an autograph signing with star Reeve Carney, on Saturday, July 11 at 3 p.m. at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. Additionally, makeup artist and YouTube sensation Alexys Fleming will transform five lucky PENNY DREADFUL fans into characters from the show, including the Creature, the werewolf and a witch, through her masterfulmakeup applications. The transformations will take place at the Entertainment Earth booth on Friday, July 10. Fleming also created five custom videos on her YouTube channel, MadeYewLook, teaching fans how to recreate their favorite PENNY DREADFUL characters themselves throughout the season: http://s.sho.com/MYLWolfPD. In addition, the over 160,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by SHOWTIME and PENNY DREADFUL.
SHOWTIME, in partnership with Bif Bang Pow! has once again teamed up to bring seven all-new, six-inch action figures inspired by PENNY DREADFUL characters, exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con, including Vanessa Ives, Ethan Chandler, Dorian Gray, Dr. Frankenstein, Sir Malcolm, the Creature and the werewolf. The figures will be available for the first time on July 8th at the Entertainment Earth booth #2343. There will also be a journal inspired by Dr. Frankenstein’s actual sketchbook used on the show, with 160 parchment colored pages and some of the actual doctor’s sketches watermarked throughout. The first six fans to purchase all seven action figures will receive an autographed PENNY DREADFUL book.
On sale at the USAopoly Booth #1017 will be the new PENNY DREADFUL-inspired board game, CLUE®: PENNY DREADFUL edition, featuring the characters from the series. Fans will compete to figure out WHO killed Mina Murray, WHERE they killed her and with WHAT weapon. The game will be available for purchase for $39.95, and can be won in the four Daily Raffles. Winners will be selected Thursday, July 9th – Saturday July 11th at 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 12th at 2 p.m. at the USAopoly Booth. Additionally, fans can pose in Doctor Frankenstein’s lab with portraits of the suspects from CLUE: PENNY DREADFUL edition holding their weapon of choice: pistol, syringe, tarot cards, arsenic, handkerchief and sword cane. Fans will be able to share photos using the hashtag #PennyDreadfulClue. Also available for purchase at the Titan Booth #5537, will be The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful for a special Comic-Con price of $20.
PENNY DREADFUL’s second season found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy 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) all waged battles of their own. Helen McCrory returned as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who posed a unique threat to our protagonists, along with Simon Russell Beale, back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. PENNY DREADFUL is created, written and executive produced by Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street Productions. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL is shot on location in Dublin, Ireland. For more information and video clips, please visit www.penny-dreadful.com.
HIT SHOWTIME DRAMA PENNY DREADFUL TO HEADLINE OPENING DAY OF SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014
Moderated By Aisha Tyler, Panel on July 24th Will Feature Series Creator John Logan And Stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney And Harry Treadaway
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 7, 2014 – After the thrilling conclusion of its critically-acclaimed first season, the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm with a panel session in Ballroom 20 on the first day of the world-famous annual gathering in San Diego. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan, and will be moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (The Talk, Archer).
In partnership with Entertainment Earth, Titan Books and Bif Bang Pow!, SHOWTIME will host signings at the event and offer exclusive merchandise throughout the weekend. Fans will have access to special edition books, tarot cards and character figurines inspired by the series. Fans can visit the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) to purchase a deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones used throughout the series, along with character action figures, including Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). Titan Books has published special editions of the classic novels that inspired the series. For the exclusive Penny Dreadful Collection of classic horror novels including deluxe hardcover editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, which each contain original black and white illustrations by Martin Stiff, Louie de Martinis and Ian Bass, visit Titan’s booth #5537. In addition, the over 150,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by SHOWTIME and PENNY DREADFUL.
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 – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill). PENNY DREADFUL is a drama series 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, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. The series, a co-production of Sky Atlantic, has been picked up for a second season, which will shoot in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 premiere on the network. For more information and video clips, please visit www.penny-dreadful.com.
The PENNY DREADFUL panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress, comedian, author and podcaster Aisha Tyler. Tyler is currently a co-host of CBS’ The Talk and the host of Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also voices the character of sexy superspy Lana on the hit animated series Archer. Her other television credits include Friends, Talk Soup, Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, Nip/Tuck, Reno 911 and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and film roles include Bedtime Stories and Balls of Fury. Tyler is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast, Girl on Guy – which has had over ten million downloads since its inception in 2011. Chosen as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 by iTunes, Girl on Guy is a show about stuff guys love, brought to you by the ultimate guy’s girl, where Tyler interviews top actors, comedians, directors, athletes, chefs, authors and more. She is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers Self Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation and Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl.