Watch the Premiere of Penny Dreadful, the New Horror Series Set in Victorian London

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April 28 2014 4:10 PM

Watch the Premiere of Penny Dreadful, the New Horror Series Set in Victorian London

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Eva Green on Penny Dreadful

Showtime

Showtime has made the first episode of its new drama, Penny Dreadful, available online. Set in Victorian London and starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett, Penny Dreadful is, according to the network, "a psychological thriller that weaves together ... classic horror origin stories." The series was created by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan, and the first episode was directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, best known for The Orphanage and The Impossible. Sam Mendes is an executive producer.

The show doesn't officially premiere until May 11, but you can check out the first episode below. (It is also available on YouTube.)

Lara Zarum is a graduate student in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU. She writes a regular TV column for the Toronto magazine the Grid.