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Watch 'Penny Dreadful' series premiere for free

Showtime's Victorian horror series "Penny Dreadful" won't be officially airing on cable until next month, but the network is getting the word out early. The network announced on Monday, April 8, 2014 pilot episode is already available to stream for free for two weeks until the official premiere on Sunday, May 11.

Stream the first episode of 'Penny Dreadful' for free
The cast of Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful'

It's an extreme show of confidence for a series that's already been gaining steady buzz due to a festival showing at SXSW(causing some terrified audience members to flee the theater) and viral teasers. The series premiere will be available to watch on computer or iPhone or Android mobile devices and tablets.

You can stream it with any of the following services; Showtime Anytime, Kindle Fire, Roku, Amazon Fire TV streaming players in the U.S., Hulu, and on the Showtime Preview app. The latter is available on Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic and Sony Smart TV's. And it's also available via YouTube (Click here to watch).

And those getting hooked early on "Penny Dreadful" will be able to satiate their bloodthirsty fix even further; immediately following the season premiere on Showtime at 10pm, Sunday May 11, fans can watch the second episode courtesy of the Showtime Anytime app.

'Penny Dreadful' is a re-imagining of classic literary horror characters like Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, all interacting in Victorian England. The series stars Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton. It's produced by filmmaker Sam Mendes ("American Beauty", "Road To Perdition", "Skyfall") and John Logan. Logan is also the series creator and writer, formerly known for working on "Rango", "Gladiator", and "The Aviator."

With a pedigree this rich, viewers can now see for themselves if the series will live up its high expectations. So take a look at the pilot episode and tells us your thoughts in the comments. We'll be reviewing the pilot in the near future.

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