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: 3x08 -- Perpetual Night (Jun/19/2016)

Prev: 3x07 -- Ebb Tide (Jun/12/2016)

Ethan, Malcolm, and Kaetenay race to London to stop the darkness from consuming the world. Meanwhile, Caliban chooses to return to his family, Vanessa is given a choice, and Dorian takes away Lily's choice to start a revolution.

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
Patti LuPonePatti LuPone
As Dr. Seward (season 3+)
Billie PiperBillie Piper
As Brona Croft / Lily
Wes StudiWes Studi
As Kaetenay (season 3+)
Harry TreadawayHarry Treadaway
As Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh HartnettJosh Hartnett
As Ethan Chandler
Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
As Evelyn Poole / Madame Kali (season 2)



Reviews: 5
Appropriately Named ShowRating: 1 likes, 10 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, 6 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
3x7: Ebb Tide recap: At a cemetery, a grieving mother looks on as gravediggers bury her child's coffin. Lily watches from a distance and then approaches the mother. The mother says that it was a girl, and Lily offers her condolences. She says that the day a good woman will have to undergo such indignities has almost passed, and they will not have to suffer their children to die dishonored. As she goes, Lily tells the mother that her daughter rests in good company, and then lays flowers on the grave of Sarah Croft... read more.

3x6: No Beast So Fierce recap: Ethan looks at Jared, defiant, and Jared insists that his son repent or he'll send him to Hell. Before he can shoot, Rance comes in and says that someone is there to see Jared. Jared returns to the main house with Ethan, and Malcolm and Hecate join them. Rusk and Ostow are there, and Rusk informs Jared that under the joint authority of the Queen and the President, he puts them all under arrest... read more.

3x5: This World is Our Hell recap: Ethan and Hecate ride through the desert toward the ranch of Ethan's father. They pause for a rest and Ethan says that they still have two days' hard ride to reach their destination. He points out a river bed where they can rest for a few hours and let the horses drink, and turns to see the marshals riding after them... read more.

3x4: A Blade of Grass recap: Dr. Seward asks the hypnotized Vanessa to tell her about the Orderly. Vanessa says that they barely spoke, and she doesn't remember what they talked about when they did. She tells Seward that she was in the room for five months, and the Orderly was the only one who came in that entire time. Seward has Vanessa describe the Orderly in detail, and she does... read more.

3x3: Good and Evil Braided Be recap: Ethan finds himself in the middle of the desert, and sees Kaetenay approaching. The Apache disappears and reappears next to Ethan, covered in blood and screaming..... read more.
Recurring Guests

Douglas Hodge as Inspector Bartholomew Rusk (13 eps)
Sarah Greene (1) as Hecate Poole (13 eps)
Jack Hickey as Junior Inspector (11 eps)
Olivia Chenery as Witch #2 (9 eps)
Olivia Llewellyn as Mina Harker (9 eps)
Nicole O'Neill as Witch #1 (9 eps)
Noni Stapleton as Gladys Murray (7 eps)
Stephen Lord (1) as Warren Roper (6 eps)
Shazad Latif as Dr. Henry Jekyll (6 eps)
David Haig as Oscar Putney (5 eps)

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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: 9
• Londoni rémtörténetek (Used In Hungary)
• Страшные сказки (Used In Russia)
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