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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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Series cast summary:
...  Dorian Gray 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Sir Malcolm Murray 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Vanessa Ives 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  John Clare / ... 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Lily / ... 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Dr. Victor Frankenstein 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Ethan Chandler 27 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Sembene 18 episodes, 2014-2015
...  Ferdinand Lyle 14 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Bartholomew Rusk 13 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Hecate Poole 13 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Madame Kali 12 episodes, 2014-2015
...  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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Hecate Poole, the witch who pursues Ethan Chandler in seasons two and three, shares her name with the ancient Greek goddess of witchcraft and the moon. This link to the goddess Hecate fits the character perfectly, as it reflects her status as a Nightcomer witch, and her infatuation with Ethan, the "Wolf of God", who transforms into a wolf when the moon is full. 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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Sinister and Gothic!!!!
11 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

As the creators' fascination with 19th century horror literature comes to life we are introduced with a result that is part gory part calculated constraint but a pure visual pleasure. The show takes you to a setting evoking a sense of alarm under all the intrigue.This feeling is heightened by the score which is both evocative and hauntingly beautiful.

Timothy Dalton plays Sir Malcom, an explorer, who needs to bring together this group of mysterious individuals each seemingly having a secret of their own to locate his missing daughter.

Both Dalton and Josh Hartnett are reasonably good but it's Harry Treadaway and Eva Green who steal the show with their performances. Where Green can be both cold and beautiful Treadaway does an equally good job as a young Dr. Victor Frankenstein especially in the "plant the flag on truth" scene.

With the show currently in its initial stages much remains to be seen as to how it unfolds with so many characters (monsters??!!) to be introduced into a single plot. But as of now one thing is for sure that this show seems more about thrill and gore than horror. If that excites you then this show might be for you!


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