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Spider-Man Reeve Carney heading to TV to play Dorian Gray

Departing Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark star Reeve Carney is trading the world of comic books for classic literature after signing on to play Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray on TV.

The singer/actor, who also played Taylor Swift's love interest in her I Knew You Were Trouble video, recently announced he will be leaving the Broadway show and he already has another big gig - he has landed a leading role in Showtime's new drama series Penny Dreadful.


The series revolves around literature's most famed creepy characters, including Frankenstein's monster, Gray and Dracula.


Wilde's Gray kept his youth while a self-portrait aged in an attic.


Carney joins a cast that includes Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett and Eva Green. The series will debut in the spring (14).


Dorian Gray was last portrayed on screen by Ben Barnes in a 2009 movie and Stuart Townsend in 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.