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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula - become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. This project marks Logan and Mendes' second major collaboration, following Skyfall, their recent critically-acclaimed and box office record-breaking James Bond film, which Mendes directed and Logan co-wrote; and their first ever collaboration for television. The project will be produced by Mendes' production company Neal Street Productions.

Episode Info

Next: 3x01 -- Season 3, Episode 1 (May/01/2016)

Prev: 2x10 -- And They Were Enemies (Jul/05/2015)

While Malcolm and Victor face the ghosts of their pasts, Lucifer shows Vanessa her greatest desire and offers to make it real if she will take her place at his side.

Reeve CarneyReeve Carney
As Dorian Gray
Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
As Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva GreenEva Green
As Vanessa Ives
Rory KinnearRory Kinnear
As The Creature
Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
As Evelyn Poole / Madame Kali (season 2+)
Billie PiperBillie Piper
As Brona Croft
Simon Russell BealeSimon Russell Beale
As Ferdinand Lyle
Danny SapaniDanny Sapani
As Sembene
Harry TreadawayHarry Treadaway
As Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh HartnettJosh Hartnett
As Ethan Chandler



Reviews: 5
Appropriately Named ShowRating: 1 likes, 9 dislikes

Tried watching and this was definitely a dreadful show ... enough with the dark, no plot vampire shows .. full of pompous characters. Read more

Review posted on Sunday, May 18th 2014 at 10:43 am


Reviews: 23
Plenty DreadfulRating: 0 likes, 5 dislikes

It's like they tried to lay X-Men or Heroes over a combo Frankenstein, Dracula and whatever else. Horrid show. Maybe if I hadn't just watched 2 seasons of HBO's Carnivale after it was released on Amazon Prime, I wouldn't have been spoiled by something of quality. They managed to combine characters with different powers and make an engaging show, Penny Dreadful doesn't even try :-( Watch Carnivale, you'll see ;-) Read more

Review posted on Thursday, July 10th 2014 at 3:48 am

2 reviews available
2x10: And They Were Enemies recap: In his wolfman form, Ethan pounds at the door after killing Sembene. Outside, Hecate listens and then goes to the cellar. The Vanessa fetish reminds Vanessa of all of the people she has killed and all of the people yet to come. Vanessa confirms that Lucifer is speaking through the fetish, and Lucifer addresses her as Amunet. She realizes that Lucifer needs her to agree to join forces with him, and Lucifer concedes that Vanessa must give her soul freely. Evelyn admits that she will receive eternal youth in return for delivering Vanessa to Lucifer, and points out that Vanessa claims to serve the angels while spreading death and depravity. When Vanessa refuses to compound her sins, Lucifer says that she condemned herself when she spoke the Verbis Diablo and embraced her midnight powers to take the life of another. Evelyn says that Lucifer will never reject Vanessa, but Vanessa says that she has no power to tempt her. Lucifer tells Vanessa to know herself... read more.

2x9: And Hell Itself My Only Foe recap: At the cottage, Ethan and Vanessa are sleeping in separate room. Ethan is downstairs, and wakes up with a jerk when Roper lights his cigarette and aims a gun at him. The Pinkerton man notes that he's tossed Ethan's guns outside, and calls Vanessa down. As she comes downstairs, Roper drives his knife into the tabletop and removes his half-mask to reveal his scarred features. He tells Vanessa that Ethan disfigured him, and tells her to put a set of manacles on Ethan that he provides... read more.

2x8: Memento Mori recap: The next morning, Brona wakes up next to the corpse of the man she killed. She talks to it, saying that it'll never grow up now, kisses its eye, then dresses and walks out... read more.

2x7: Little Scorpion recap: In the morning in the townhouse cellar, Ethan returns to his human form. Sembene tells him that he has seen men who can change their skins, and don't always remember what happened. He says that it is what it is and he knows Ethan for who he really is regardless of his skin. Ethan asks Sembene what he saw... read more.

2x6: Glorious Horrors recap: At the Murray estate, a maid brings Gladys her breakfast and sees blood seeping out from under the door. She goes inside and finds her mistress dead, having cut her own throat... read more.

Creator: John Logan (1)
Executive Producer: Sam Mendes, John Logan (1), Pippa Harris
Co-Executive Producer: Belen Atienza, Karen Richards
Supervising Producer: Chris W. King
Producer: James Flynn (2), Morgan O'Sullivan, Sheila Hockin
Co-Producer: Nicolas Brown

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Recurring Guests

Olivia Chenery as Witch #2 (9 eps)
Olivia Llewellyn as Mina Harker (9 eps)
Nicole O'Neill as Witch #1 (9 eps)
Douglas Hodge as Inspector Bartholomew Rusk (8 eps)
Sarah Greene (1) as Hecate Poole (8 eps)
Noni Stapleton as Gladys Murray (7 eps)
Jack Hickey as Junior Inspector (7 eps)
Stephen Lord (1) as Warren Roper (6 eps)
David Haig as Oscar Putney (5 eps)
Ruth Gemmell as Octavia Putney (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural | Thriller
Status: On Hiatus
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 11, 2014
• Londoni rémtörténetek (Used In Hungary)
• Страшные сказки (Used In Russia)
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