Penny Dreadful

Sam Mendes and John Logan worked together to bring us Skyfall in 2012, and they’re teaming for the next Bond movie as well. But before that gets going, they’re reuniting for a very different kind of project.

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is a sort of horror mash-up, weaving famed monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and Dorian Gray together into one spooky Victorian-era yarn. Josh Hartett plays the dashing but complicated hero, and Eva Green (another Bond alum, come to think of it) is the mysterious heroine. Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) directed the first two episodes. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.

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Dexter

By the time Dexter limped to a finish last year, even its most ardent fans had to admit that the series had already gone on too long. But Showtime feels differently. Apparently, they hope to spend even more time with the handsome serial killer in the future.

According to Showtime president David Nevins, a Dexter spinoff is “something we continue to talk about” — but that it’s only gonna happen if Michael C. Hall agrees to appear Hit the jump to read Nevins’ comments, including his thoughts on criticism of the finale (spoilers follow).

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House of Lies Season 3

It’s been a very slow couple of weeks for television, as most shows go on hiatus for the holidays. But now that New Year’s Day is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to dive back into some returning favorites and get to know some promising newbies.

In the former category are Showtime’s House of Lies and Masters of Sex, while the latter includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s variety show HitRecord on TV. And the good news is that you can get a head-start on your winter TV-viewing by watching the first episodes of all three shows online, for free, right now. Hit the jump to take a look.

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Inside Llewyn Davis - Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake

All movies have soundtracks. Some of them have really good soundtracks. Very few of them have soundtracks so exceptional, they’re able to inspire a concert and a subsequent documentary of their own. But leave it to the Coen Brothers to be that exception.

Their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis centers on a musician (Oscar Isaac) struggling to make it on the folk scene in ’60s New York. To complement that premise, T Bone Burnett has produced a killer soundtrack filled with performances by Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers, and more.

All of them plus a few more famous friends (including Joan Baez, Colin Meloy, Patti Smith, and Jack White) got together for a benefit show in New York City this fall, and Showtime is now releasing that one-night-only concert as a documentary. After the jump, check out a trailer for the network’s Another Day, Another Time, plus another new clip from the movie itself.

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Years Living Dangerously

Executive producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have recruited an all-star cast for an important documentary event. Years of Living Dangerously will air on Showtime in April 2014; it features major celebrities talking to real people who have been negatively effected by global warming. Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, America Ferrara, Harrison Ford, Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn and Ian Somerhalder are just a few of the celebrities who travel the world learning about this issue and, below, you can see the the first trailer.  Read More »

Masters of Sex

We’re only a few episodes into the new season of Homeland and the first season of Masters of Sex, but you can be sure there’ll be more where that came from. Showtime has renewed both series for another season each, to air in 2014. More details after the jump.

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Homeland Season 3 - Brody

Season 3 of Homeland has been all about Brody, in the sense that nearly everything that’s happened so far is a reaction to his alleged actions from Season 2. But the man himself has been curiously MIA so far, so we can only speculate about what he’s been up to this whole time.

Happily, it seems we’re about to find out. The show is teaming with Audible.com to release a half-hour audio episode narrated by Brody (Damian Lewis), setting up a story that’ll fit into the early episodes of Season 3. Hit the jump for more details on this collaboration.

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Homeland Season 3

Season 2 of Homeland literally went out with a bang, and Season 3 apparently sees the characters reeling from the consequences. Before we get into the government investigations and fugitive runs, though, Showtime is offering an opportunity to process the shocking events that ended last season.

Homeland Aftermath meticulously examines the you-know-what as a real news organization might, with interactive graphics, timelines, eyewitness accounts, and even a nine-minute mini-documentary. It proves a pretty clever way to recap Season 2 while setting up Season 3, but if you prefer a more traditional TV promo, there’s also a new U.K. trailer. Check it all out after the jump.

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