14 June 2014

Penny Dreadful - Original Opening Title Sequence

It’s always interesting to see something which never quite made it to our screens and this is certainly no exception.

The original opening sequence of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful was at first envisioned as an edgy modern take on classical horror but was cut when the network decided to market it as a strictly dramatic series, replacing it with the (still excellent) version we see on our TV screen each week.

This is something quite different. I especially like the art references throughout, particularly the last shot which channels Gericault's Raft of the Medusa most effectively.