Sam Mendes’ horror show Penny Dreadful casts Frankenstein

Harry Treadaway joins Eva Green and Josh Hartnett in horror series Penny Dreadful

harryShowtime’s new horror series Penny Dreadful, produced by Skyfall director Sam Mendes, has cast Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger, Fish Tank) as Dr Victor Frankenstein and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) in a mysterious role.

THR reports that the actors join Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Reeve Carney and Timothy Dalton in the eight-part series written by Gladiator‘s John Logan, which “evolves around some of literature’s famed monsters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and figures from Dracula – weaving together classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation.”

Penny Dreadful will air in 2014. You can buy Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on DVD for £4.27 at Amazon.co.uk.