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Penny Dreadful

Series Summary
Many people are familiar with classic literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray. "Penny Dreadful" brings those and other characters into a new light by exploring their origin stories in this psychological thriller that takes place in the dark corners of Victorian London. Sir Malcolm is an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city's creatures, and he will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, recruits charming American Ethan Chandler to help locate Sir Malcolm's daughter and slay some monsters. Oscar-winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") is one of the series' executive producers.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Horror, Suspense

Network: SHOW

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  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : Night Work May 11, 2014

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    A woman and an explorer investigate the murder of someone close to them, engaging a sharp-shooter and Dr. Frankenstein for help.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Seance May 18, 2014

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    Vanessa and Sir Malcom search for answers at an Egyptionist's party; Madame Kali hosts a séance; Ethan befriends a young Irish immigrant.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : Resurrection May 25, 2014

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    Dr. Frankenstein is confronted by his past; Vanessa has a vision of Mina; Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene encounter a strange discovery at the London Zoo.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Demimonde Jun 1, 2014

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    Vanessa grows more infatuated with Dorian Gray; Professor Van Helsing is hired to work with Dr. Frankenstein; Fenton's master is drawn to Sir Malcolm's mansion.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Closer Than Sisters Jun 8, 2014

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    Vanessa recalls growing up next door to Sir Malcolm and his family and the events leading to Mina's disappearance.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : What Death Can Join Together Jun 15, 2014

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    Vanessa's latest vision sends Sir Malcolm, Ethan and Sembene on a search; Professor Van Helsing shares details with Dr. Frankenstein; Vanessa has a night with Dorian.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Possession Jun 22, 2014

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    Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene try to free Vanessa from the evil within her.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Grand Guignol Jun 29, 2014

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    Sir Malcolm and Vanessa face their worst nightmares.

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