Titan Comics has secured a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products and Showtime® to publish a prequel story to the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.
The first issue in the series will hit stores Spring 2016. It will be written the Penny Dreadful scriptwriters Chris King, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Andrew Hinderaker. Louie De Martinis (Madness, Heavy Metal) will be on art duties.
Titan Comics editor Lizzie Kaye talked about the opportunity, “This incredibly exciting new comic series is going to captivate fans of horror, literature, and Penny Dreadful alike,giving them a whole new insight into the lives of the fascinating, even bewitching, characters.”
Penny Dreadful is a British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award-winning drama. It stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green. In the second season the characters of Vanessa Ives (Green) and Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) combined forces with Sir Malcolm (Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani) to defeat evil forces that were threatening to destroy them. The show also features Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and Creature (Rory Kinnear) who waged their own battles.
Penny Dreadful is created, written and executive produced by three time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator). It also executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris’ (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife) Neal Street Productions. It is co-produced with Sky Atlantic.
Season three is already in production on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order debuting next year on Showtime.