Penny Dreadful creator John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, and Harry Treadaway were on hand at Comic-Con on Thursdayto talk all things demimonde. Unfortunately, stars Eva Green andTimothy Dalton were working on projects and couldn't be present. Moderated by Whose Line Is It Anyway? host Aisha Tyler, a true Dreadful herself who tweets her reactions to the series, the panel delved into the first season's "holy sh--" moments and teased Season 2.
Showtime is sticking with its winning formula.
The premium cable network doesn't have much to complain about with eight of its nine eligible series garnering Emmy nominations. With the return of Homeland the launch of The Affair in October, and three more pilots in the works, Showtime president David Nevins is psyched about its latest hit, horror drama Penny Dreadful, which became the network's most-watched new show On Demand and on ShowtimeAnytime.
Casting is complete on the next Harry Potter film to go into production. In addition to Dan the Man, Rupe and the Emster, gr'ups Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright will all be back.Coming onboard for Half-Blood Prince are Jim Broadbent (as Potions Professor Horace Slughorn) and Helen McCrory as (Narcissa Malfoy). New rugrats include Jessie Cave (as Ron's honey, Lavender Brown), 9-year-old Hero Fiennes Tiffin as the young Tom Riddle, and Frank Dillane as the teen version of Riddle.