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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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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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As Creator John Logan had never written a television series before, he did not produce a speculative script, but instead wrote the first two episodes directly. When he had the opportunity to pitch it to Showtime, he also wrote a forty-page "bible" exploring the characters and story, with the network eventually buying the show. 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 Jeopardy!: Episode #33.30 (2016) See more »

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