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 séance back-bending scene was filmed in three different segments: the first was on set with Eva Green standing on the table; the second was filmed in a studio where the actress bent her…
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    The séance back-bending scene was filmed in three different segments: the first was on set with Eva Green standing on the table; the second was filmed in a studio where the actress bent her body as far back as the stuntmen deemed safe; the third was Eva bent all the way back in a contraption - the last were filmed in front of a green screen. The post-production team then combined all three segments into one.
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  • Patti LuPone previously played another character named Joan on American Horror Story: Coven. She played an over-zealous fundamentalist Christian named Joan Ramsey who lived next door to Miss…
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    Patti LuPone previously played another character named Joan on American Horror Story: Coven. She played an over-zealous fundamentalist Christian named Joan Ramsey who lived next door to Miss Robichaux's Academy for Talented Young Ladies - a witches coven. Ironically, LuPone would later go on to play the Daywalker witch Joan Clayton on Penny Dreadful.
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  • 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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