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.
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.