Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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Vanessa's infatuation with Dorian Gray grows. Professor Van Helsing is hired to work with Dr. Frankenstein. Fenton draws his master to Sir Malcolm's mansion.


Dearbhla Walsh


John Logan (creator), John Logan

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... The Creature
Billie Piper ... Brona Croft
Danny Sapani ... Sembene
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Alun Armstrong ... Vincent Brand
David Warner ... Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Olly Alexander ... Fenton
Hannah Tointon ... Maud Gunneson
Hayley Canham Hayley Canham ... Girl Outside Church
George Hanover ... Nanny
Gavin Fowler ... Simon


Frankenstein consults a hematologist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, who finds the blood contains an unique property that prevents complete coagulation. He believes it assists in the eating of blood. Frankenstein begins experimenting on Fenton, the vampire they caught and are keeping in chains. Frankenstein is also having to deal with his creature who wants him to create a female companion for him. Chandler takes Brona to the Grand Guignol theater. Gray is there, as is Vanessa, but it's Chandler he is interested in. Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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1 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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The song from the orgy scene "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix", translates into "My heart opens at your voice." See more »


At the botanical gardens, Dorian Gray incorrectly characterizes the flower Miss Ives is admiring as "Atropa belladonna - deadly nightshade". While the plant shown indeed appears to be of the nightshade family, the shape of the flowers indicate a specimen of the Dulcamaroid clade (e.g. bitter nightshade (Solanum endoadenium) or bittersweet (S. dulcamara)), rather than belladonna, which has a bell-shaped flower in a more muted mauve/purple color. See more »


[first lines]
Girl Outside Church: [the little girl outside a church approaches Vanessa Ives] Why didn't you go in? Don't you like churches?
Vanessa Ives: Well, I suppose I do.
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Written by Abel Korzeniowski
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Great Going
21 September 2017 | by jetkotSee all my reviews

I am in Love with this show. Every episode gets better. I was initially unhappy with Reeve Carney being casted as Dorian Gray. But the actor grows on you. He looks very promising in this episode Frankenstein and his monster rule the show. It is beautifully executed. Loving every min of this show.

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