Penny-DreadfulIn 1998, he played a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with boogeyman extraordinaire Michael Myers. That same year, he showed school spirit by helping repel an alien invasion of his high school. Years later, in 2007, he fought some of the world's most vicious vamps in Alaska.

Now Josh Hartnett is in the midst of evil once again, playing the lead in John Logan's (co-writer of Skyfall) Showtime series, Penny Dreadful. In a show populated by classic literary villains like Frankenstein's monster and Dorian Gray, Hartnett is sure to have his hands full. You can now catch the first Penny Dreadful episode ahead of its premiere and see Hartnett, a hero to many horror hounds, back in the ring to take another swing at horror's hellish haunters.

“In Penny Dreadful, some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters — including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light — have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series stars Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Eva Green (Casino Royale) Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights and License to Kill), Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and Danny Sapani (The Bill).

The series is a frightening psychosexual thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street. Of the eight episodes, the first two will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who helmed The Orphanage and the acclaimed film, The Impossible starring Naomi Watts in her Oscar-nominated performance.”

Penny Dreadful will premiere on Sunday, May 11th, but Showtime has made the first episode available online for free. All you have to do is visit the following YouTube link to watch it right now:

Source: YouTube