The latest featurette for Showtime’s upcoming horror themed series ‘Penny Dreadful‘ is showing off the characters of Dorian Grey and Brona Croft. We get a little bit more of what motivates these two characters from the clip and they also seem to introduce what could be some drama that will be coming up in the show. With Dorian being eternally young he always wants new experiences and to have something new in his life. Brona we find is a prostitute that Ethan Chandler becomes quite taken with. Only, in the clip we also find that it would appear that Dorian and Brona may have met before.

Previously character biographies of the characters showed Brona is a poor Irish immigrant to Victorian London trying to escape a dark and sordid past. The Gaelic meaning of her name is “sadness,” yet she remains lovely, spirited, and erotically alive. She forms a bond with Ethan Chandler, who will do anything for her and Dorian Gray is a fabulously wealthy young gentleman who is almost unnerving in his beauty. His skin seems to radiate a golden glow of intoxicating youth and promise. A recklessly abandoned aesthete, he has a devil-may-care attitude that borders on dangerous. Nothing seems to faze him, nor are any risks too great. In fact, he is unnaturally drawn to them.

What do you think about the latest clip? Do you think they are going to be introducing us to some drama between Gray and Ethan Chandler here? Share your thoughts below!


Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. ‘Penny Dreadful’ is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

‘Penny Dreadful’ debuts on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th at 10pm and stars: Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney and Helen McCrory