Billie "Rose" Piper to Star in New Showtime Series

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Billie Piper, who rose to international fame as Rose Tyler, the first companion of the rebooted Doctor Who has signed on to star in Showtime's new horror series Penny Dreadful. Piper, who has been relatively quiet since the end of Secret Diary of a Call Girl in 2011, will play an Irish immigrant, hiding from a secret past in Victorian London. IMDB's rather drab description reads
"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."

According to Blastr:
Penny Dreadful is described as a “psychosexual horror series [that] features some of literature’s most frightening and iconic figures as they grapple with alienation in Victorian London.” Piper joins a cast that already includes Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway and Reeve Carney.

The series will start shooting in October and is expected to premiere sometime in 2014.

No doubt Tyler's interest in the Victorian period began when she met Queen Vicky herself.
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