02/12/2015: BIG CHIEF STUDIOS ANNOUNCE PENNY DREADFUL COLLECTABLES
BIG Chief Studios Ltd. (www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk) is proud to announce a licensing deal with CBS Consumer Products to produce a range of high-end collectables and gifts, based on the SHOWTIME® series Penny Dreadful.
Initial product offerings will include highly detailed 1:6 scale collector figures of the main characters from the show including: Vanessa Ives (Eva Green); Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton). The figures will be fully articulated for maximum poseability and will feature authentic hand-painted character portraits, finely tailored costuming, signature accessories and display bases. The range will be expanded with additional figures of the show’s other popular characters including: Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway); the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), plus others.
BIG Chief will begin offering the initial figure releases direct to consumers via their dedicated website (www.bigchiefstudios.co.uk) and through select hobby and specialist retailers.
BIG Chief directors Mark Andrews and Tony Leetham said, “We are extremely proud and excited to work on such a key and prestigious property. Penny Dreadful is a deliciously gothic fantasy that cleverly takes well-known classic stories and re-tells them in an all-new and exciting way. We are huge fans of the show and the stories and look forward to working with the team at CBS Consumer Products to deliver the best representations of these amazing characters.”
The BAFTA Award-winning drama series PENNY DREADFUL stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. PENNY DREADFUL’s second season found Vanessa Ives (Green) and Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), united to banish the evil forces that threatened to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) waged battles of their own. PENNY DREADFUL is created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, and by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris’ (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife) Neal Street Productions. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, season three is currently in production on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut on SHOWTIME in 2016.
BIG Chief Studios Ltd. is comprised of industry veterans with the experience and passion to deliver high quality collectables. Specialising in the design, development and manufacture of gift, collectable and toy products. With offices in both Birmingham and Hemel Hempstead, the company has a network of distribution channels.