Type
Scripted
Premiered
May. 11, 2014
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Showtime TV Network
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Penny Dreadful

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most famously terrifying characters - including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula - become embroiled in Victorian London. The series weaves together these classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation.

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03x09 The Blessed Dark Aired: Jun. 19, 2016

Season finale. Ethan learns the shocking truth about Kaetenay. Dr. Seward uses hypnosis on Renfield. Meanwhile, The Creature must make a moral …

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The show had 3 seasons and 27 episodes air between 2014 and 2016.

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Penny Dreadful Ends After Three Seasons

And just like that, it's over. In a shocking move, Penny Dreadful was brought to an unexpected close with last night's Season 3 finale. After a major character death during the 2-part conclusion, the words "The End" appeared on-screen to the surprise of many. Ahead of the episode, even the network itself was promoting it as a season finale rather than a series finale.
To address those in denial, the network, as well as Penny Dreadful's creator John Logan, both confirmed the end of the series following the episode. And though the finale came as a surprise to viewers, plans for the end game had been in place since early Season 3 planning.

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  • 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…
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    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".
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  • Though the Grand Guignol Theatre was primarily a French institution, there was a British Grand Guignol that was active in London in the early 1920s.
  • SPOILER: During season 2, episode 8, after Sir Malcolm regains his power, you can see an Edgar Alan Poe doll behind Madame Kali.
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