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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dorian Gray (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Sir Malcolm Murray (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Vanessa Ives (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 John Clare / ... (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Lily / ... (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Dr. Victor Frankenstein (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Ethan Chandler (27 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Sembene (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Ferdinand Lyle (14 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Bartholomew Rusk (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Hecate Poole (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Madame Kali (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Junior Inspector (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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There is some thing within us all. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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28 April 2014 (USA)  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Grand Guignol (in London as depicted in the show) is not a real theatre. It was constructed for the filming of the series. It was a real theater in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The style of plays common in this theater eventually ended with that style of storytelling being call "Grand Guignol". See more »

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Season 3 episode "The Blessed Dark" had a different opening title sequence and used a somber theme song to match the mood of the finale. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Penny Dreadful (2017) See more »

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Epic Horror and Mystery Drama: Penny Dreadful makes Supernatural look like kindergarten
17 May 2014 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

This review is based on the pilot of the show. This show is great. It's designed for the viewers who like horror genre. It's kind of hard core and sophisticated version of Supernatural. It has elements of psychology, anatomy and history as well to draw the attention of specific viewers. Vanessa Ives character seems like supernatural female version of Sherlock Holmes. The setting of this show in the Victorian era makes it more likable. It has all the basic characters of horror themes shows like vampires etc. Super stars like Eva Green and Josh Hartnett presence as main characters also gives this show an edge over the other show of the horror genre. All the main cast is also versatile and their characters are well designed. It has a Gothic vibe going all over the series. There's no reason that this show is not gonna be a big hit. Some critics are already considering it for the best new TV series of 2014.


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