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M-Net to show Penny Dreadful just 5 days after America

2014-05-13 21:00
Cape Town – M-Net just grabbed and added the spectacular looking, brand-new, supernatural adult horror series Penny Dreadful.

The big-buzz Penny Dreadful started this Sunday in America and then a mere five days later in South Africa on M-Net on Friday 16 May at 22:30.

The title comes from the 19th century term Penny Dreadful which was used to denote the pulpy "dreadful" newspaper like publications with lurid, scary stories that was published weekly and which cost a penny – a cross between what would be tabloid magazines and comic books today.

Penny Dreadful – of which the early international reviews are anything but "dreadful" – follows a group of Victorian Era characters working together to stop a big, evil horror – while fighting against weekly villainous creatures.

With Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Harnett playing a motley group of characters ranging from a clairvoyant to a British explorer looking for his missing daughter who was ... taken ... by a thing, they will meet all kinds of famous horror literary characters ranging from Dorian Gray to Van Helsing and Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

The talk-of-Hollywood-town without delay

The addition of Penny Dreadful comes shortly after M-Net added several other TV shows and series which the South African pay-TV broadcaster is acquiring and rolling out with great success very close to the American broadcast date for viewers.

"Penny Dreadful is another international acquisitions coup for M-Net, illustrating that we bring our viewers the talk-of-Hollywood-town without delay," Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity tells Channel24.

"Penny Dreadful is an unusual adult horror series and is a great companion piece to Game of Thrones on a Friday night".

Watch the trailer here:

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