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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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 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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The séance back-bending scene was filmed in three different segments: the first was on set with Eva Green standing on the table; the second was filmed in a studio where the actress bent her body as far back as the stuntmen deemed safe; the third was Eva bent all the way back in a contraption - the last were filmed in front of a green screen. The post-production team then combined all three segments into one. 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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One of the year's more pleasant surprises
12 July 2014 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

After a slightly shaky start, (I think trying to encapsulate the stories of Frankenstein and his monster, Dracula, Dorian Gray, not to mention a rip-off of "The Exorcist", with a werewolf thrown in for good measure, might have been going a creature or two too far), "Penny Dreadful" turned out to be one of the year's more pleasant, as well as nastiest, surprises. Unlike the pretentious, art-house gore-fest that is "Hannibal" this was imaginative, fast-moving, just the right side of silly when it needed to be and intelligent, (and suitably gruesome), in just the right proportions, adhering very much to the spirit of the originals if not to their text. It was also very well acted by a decent and starry cast, (as a young Victor Frankenstein and his creature both Luke Treadaway and Rory Kinnear were outstanding while even Josh Hartnett acquitted himself quite well this time round), written and directed. For once I'm looking forward to Series Two already.


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