Skyfall director Sam Mendes has gathered together a group of James Bond stars for new “psychosexual” period horror Penny Dreadful: Eva Green and Rory Kinnear (who starred in Casino Royale and Skyfall) will join former 007 Timothy Dalton in the series created by John Logan. Billie Piper is among the cast.
Set in Victorian London, Penny Dreadful unites disparate characters from classic Gothic novels including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Penny Dreadful is executive-produced by Mendes and Logan for US Network Showtime and will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic, who are co-funding the series. You can find more information about it here.
Also, Doctor’s companion, Billie Piper, has been cast in another drama for Sky, the heist drama Foxtrot, a play about a gang heist gone wrong, alongside Ben Whishaw and Lindsay Duncan.
The drama was written by playwright Polly Stenham, and will be shown as part of Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents, making Piper the third Doctor Who star to work on the strand.
Details can be found here.