Penny Dreadful is new TV series that will be premiering on Showtime May 11, 2014. It was created by John Logan and produced by Logan and Sam Mendes. Logan and Mendes previously wrote & directed the Skyfall James Bond film. The series is set in turn-of-the-century Victorian London, as in 1900, not 2000 , and will feature the well known horror creations of the time, such as Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein, and Dorian Gray. The various characters will have their stories interwoven as they all exist in the same reality of the time. Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and other actors are featured. The show is aimed at a mature adult audience and has been described as 'psychosexual horror' in tone.