Check out these brand-new prime time TV shows that premiered in May and have already gotten rave reviews and a great fan following.
May 11 Premiere
Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Airs Sundays at 10 p.m.
Showtime's Penny Dreadful showcases a few of literature's most terrifying creatures and characters. Nowhere else will you find Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Van Helsing, and other characters from the likes of Dracula novels in one show. Penny Dreadful has been called a psychological thriller that brings many classic horror stories together in a new and exciting drama, just for adults. Season one will consist of eight episodes.
Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm Murray
Rory Kinnear as Frankenstein's monster
Billie Piper as Brona Croft
Danny Sapani as Sembene
Harry Treadaway as Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler
Olivia Llewellyn as Mina (Murray) Harker
May 30 Premiere
Airs Fridays at 10 p.m.
The new NBC TV series Crossbones, is a fictionalized account of the life of the infamous pirate, "Blackbeard" Edward Teach. It is based on the book "The Republic of Pirates" by Colin Woodard and is scheduled to air for ten episodes. Taking place in the 1700s, the series will be full of action, intrigue and adventure as Blackbeard reigns supreme on the secret island of Santa Compana.
John Malkovich as Edward "Blackbeard" Teach
Yasmine Al Masri as Selima
Richard Coyle as Tom Lowe
Claire Foy as Kate
David Hoflin as Charles Rider
Tracy Ifeachor as Nenna
Chris Perfetti as Fletch
Ezra Buzzington as Oswald Eisengrim
Kevin Ryan as Finnegan
Henry Hereford as Frederick Nightingale
Emilien De Falco as Alain Mersault
Julian Sands as William Jagger