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

  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : Night WorkMay 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 : SeanceMay 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 : ResurrectionMay 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 : DemimondeJun 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 SistersJun 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 TogetherJun 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 : PossessionJun 22, 2014

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

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Grand GuignolJun 29, 2014

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    Following a vision of the Grand Guignol, Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene are confronted by their worst nightmares.

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