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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.
  • Currently 8.2/10
8.2/10 (38 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Prev: 1x08 -- Grand Guignol (Jun/29/2014)


While Malcolm makes his final preparations to save his daughter Mina, Vanessa says her goodbyes to Dorian and Caliban says goodbye to the man who took him in. Meanwhile, two men come hunting for Pinkerton and Victor receives an unexpected visitor.

  • Currently 5.8/10
5.8/10 (4 Votes cast)

Cast
Reeve Carney
As Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton
As Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green
As Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear
As The Creature
Billie Piper
As Brona Croft
Danny Sapani
As Sembene
Harry Treadaway
As Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett
As Ethan Chandler

Reviews

dph2902

Reviews: 4
Appropriately Named ShowRating: 1 likes, 5 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 3:43 am

chaznet

Reviews: 19
Plenty DreadfulRating: 0 likes, 2 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 Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 8:48 pm

2 reviews available
Recaps
1x8: Grand Guignol recap: At Malcolm's home, Vanessa tells Malcolm her vision of "tooth and claw" from the theater and suggests that Mina wants to be found. Malcolm figures that the vampires are seeking a new den since he and the others fought them at the ship , and vows to save his daughter if he can but kill her if he can't. He goes to contact the others so they can break into the theater after it closes that night. Vanessa thumbs through her Tarot cards but then hesitates, sensing something. Sembene comes in and Vanessa tells him to escort Dorian in... read more.

1x7: Possession recap: The next morning, Vanessa wakes up in Malcolm's study and talks of women's corpses. Malcolm tells her that she went into an unnatural spell the previous evening. She notes that someone must have changed her dress and talks about how Malcolm never did that as a child because he was always away on one expedition or another. Malcolm realizes that it's Mina talking to him, and Vanessa says that Mina is there, somewhat. She then talks about how he despised his wife, who wept when he was gone and took laudanum to sleep. Vanessa tells Malcolm to talk about the other women he had... read more.

1x6: What Death Can Join Together recap: At Malcolm's home, Malcolm shows Vanessa where Fenton was accidentally killed and explains about the creature's attack. Vanessa watches out, disgusted at the stench, and Malcolm asks her to use her abilities to see if she can sense anything. She warns that she can't just summon her abilities up and tells Malcolm to leave her alone. The explorer asks if she's forgotten Mina and why they're trying to save her, pointing out that he's lost his family, and Vanessa reminds him that she's lost her family as well. After a moment she relents and says that she'll try... read more.

1x5: Closer Than Sisters recap: In her room, Vanessa writes a letter to her friend Mina. It is the most recent one she has written since she recovered from her illness, each one coming faster than the last. Vanessa hopes that one day Mina will answer her and things can return to what they were… even though she knows that can never be... read more.

1x4: Demimonde recap: Dorian holds an orgy in his home and watches, bored, at the excesses around him. He turns his attention to the portraits on the walls and studies them intently. Afterward, Dorian swings one large portrait aside, revealing a hidden passage. He enters a chamber and comes to a large mounted picture frame. Dorian pulls aside the cover and sits down to stare enraptured at the subject... read more.
Crew

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: Morgan O'Sullivan, James Flynn (2)
Co-Producer: Nicolas Brown, Sheila Hockin

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Recurring Guests

Olivia Llewellyn as Mina Harker (5 eps)
Hannah Tointon as Maude Gunneson (4 eps)
Robert Nairne as Vampire (4 eps)
Gavin Fowler as Simon (4 eps)
Alun Armstrong as Vincent Brand (3 eps)
Olly Alexander as Fenton (3 eps)
David Warner as Professor Abraham Van Helsing (2 eps)
Lorcan Cranitch as Inspector Goldsworthy (2 eps)
Martin Phillips as Stage Manager (2 eps)
Helen McCrory as Madame Kali (2 eps)

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Warning: Penny Dreadful guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural | Thriller
Status: Returning Series
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 11, 2014
Episode Order: 8
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