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 3, Ep. 9 : The Blessed DarkJun 19, 2016

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    Dr. Seward hypnotizes Renfield; the Creature must make a moral decision; Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Kaetenay, Dr. Seward and Catriona try to save Vanessa.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Perpetual NightJun 19, 2016

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    Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Kaetenay return to London; Dr. Seward learns Renfield's secret; Ethan searches for Dr. Frankenstein; Lily shares a story from Brona Croft's past.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Ebb TideJun 12, 2016

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    Kaetenay has a vision of impending doom; Vanessa discovers an awful truth.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : No Beast So FierceJun 5, 2016

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    When Vanessa turns to an old friend for help, she is introduced to a new ally; Lily, Dorian and Justine activate their plan; Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Hecate arrive at the ranch.

  • Season 3, Ep. 5 : This World Is Our HellMay 29, 2016

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    While in the harsh desert wasteland, Hecate and Ethan struggle to survive.

ratings & reviews

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  • The achievement of Penny Dreadful is that within its highly stylized, delightfully elaborate and occasionally batsh-t world, it has created complex, fascinating characters--or rather, it has begun to. Show More

  • It seems hell-bent on not failing us for one single second. Show More

  • Even richer and spookier in its second season, this inspired creep show plays like a Hammer horror film rendered by a poet consumed by a fatal romanticism. [4-17 May 2015, p.12] Show More

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