What the Heck is Happening In This Trailer?

So, this first trailer for Showtime's Penny Dreadful may not give away much about what to expect from the mysterious series, but it does give us a good look at what aesthetic producers seem to be going for in the series: A perfect mix of creepy and intriguing, as if American Horror Story: Asylum was mixed with Hostel, or something. Seriously, Eva Green stars and, even though she's just praying a lot during this entire promo, girlfriend looks rough. Something must be going down. Otherwise, someone should probably give her a hairbrush or maybe a cool washcloth for her forehead.

That said — there's still not much info available about the series, so I can't exactly tell you what's going on for sure. I'm positive that we're all good at analyzing trailers, though, so I can make a few assumptions based on what we see here: Green is praying a lot in fear, but, as we see when the camera pans to the wall, she's kneeling before a cross that's inverted — often a symbol of Satanic worshippers. Is Green's character possessed? Trying to hold on to her humanity? Worshipping Satan? It's not clear — but she does appear to growl at the end, which isn't a good sign.

Penny Dreadful is set to premiere on Showtime in 2014. Until then, you can check out the teaser below.

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