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Timothy Dalton joins Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

Already one of TV's more intriguing entries over the next year or so, Showtime's "Penny Dreadful" just became a little more intriguing: Timothy Dalton has joined the cast. That brings to three the number of  headliners --  Josh Harnett, Eva Green and now Dalton.

Per the network, "Penny Dreadful will begin filming this fall for a 2014 premiere on the network. Dalton is set to play “Sir Malcolm,” a hardened African explorer on a deeply personal quest ..."

"Penny Dreadful" is billed as a highly unique horror series -- not a lot of details just yet though IMDB helpfully explains: "Some of literature's most famously terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula. become embroiled in Victorian London ..."

John Logan -- "Any Given Sunday," "Gladiator," "Skyfall," and on and on -- is the creator. File it, even this early, under "must watch."  Dalton, an excellent veteran actor, was of course a two-time Bond and most recently (at least on U.S. TV) appeared on "Chuck."  

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