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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'Penny Dreadful' Follow-Up Series Ordered

Showtime announced today that Penny Dreadful is heading back to TV in the form of a follow-up series called Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. The new installment will be set in 1938 and will usher in the story's next chapter with a newfound focus on social consciousness and historical awareness.

Production on Penny Dreadful: City of Angels is set to kick off in 2019. The series will act as a spiritual descendant of its mother show with an all-new cast of characters in 1930s Los Angeles, which is filled with Mexican-American folklore and social tension rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil.

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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.

4 years ago - Comment [4]
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Penny Dreadful Renewed For Season 3

Showtime announced today that Penny Dreadful has been renewed for a third season. The sophomore series, which concludes its current season on July 5, will return in 2016 with nine new episodes.

5 years ago - Comment [9]
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'Penny Dreadful' Renewed For Season Two
Showtime’s Penny Dreadful has been renewed for an expanded Season Two. The thriller’s sophomore cycle will run ten episodes, up two from the show’s freshman run. Episode Five, in which viewers will learn of the shocking bond that connects Sir Malcolm, Vanessa and Mina airs this Sunday at 10/9c.

6 years ago - Comment [10]
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Sky Atlantic Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Penny Dreadful'
Penny Dreadful, the new horror series which is a co-production between BSkyB and Showtime, will receive its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday May 20th at 9pm, it has been announced. Created by John Logan, Penny Dreadful will see 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.

6 years ago - Comment [2]
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Showtime Puts 'Penny Dreadful Premiere' Online Before Series Debut
Horror fans will be happy to hear that Showtime is making its brand new supernatural series Penny Dreadful available to the public a little earlier than previously expected. Interested fans can now watch the premiere immediately on YouTube, rather than waiting for its official debut on May 11th, which undoubtedly will be just as twisted and haunting as the trailers suggest. For those who would rather wait to watch it air on TV, Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, May 11th at 10/9c on Showtime and you can watch the premiere here.

6 years ago - Comment [2]
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Showtime Release Extended Trailer For 'Penny Dreadful'
Showtime have released an extended trailer for their upcoming horror show Penny Dreadful. The eight-episode literary horror story from John Logan stars Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton and includes characters from classic fright fests like Dracula and Frankenstein. Penny Dreadful premieres on Sunday, May 11th at 10/9c and you can check out the trailer here.

6 years ago - Comment [0]
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Showtime Set 'Penny Dreadful' Premiere Date
The much-anticipated literary horror drama Penny Dreadful, and which Showtime entertainment president David Nevins touts as “nothing like we’ve ever done before,” has been set for a May 11th premiere. Penned by film vet John Logan and helmed in part by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage), its cast includes Josh Hartnett (The Faculty) and Eva Green (Camelot). Also check out the new trailer here.

6 years ago - Comment [1]
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Showtime Releases Teaser Trailer For 'Penny Dreadful'
The teaser trailer for Showtime’s forthcoming dark literary drama has dropped, and it looks as devilishly frightening and atmospherically eerie as you could hope. Set in 1890s Victorian London, the John Logan-created series tells the origin stories of some rather famous gothic figures and monsters, including Dorian Gray and Frankenstein, weaving them into a tale that is sexy, supernatural, scary, and especially dark. In production now in Dublin, Penny Dreadful is slated to air in the spring of 2014. Check out the trailer here.


6 years ago - Comment [1]
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Penny Dreadful Teaser
Watch the first teaser for Showtime's supernatural thriller on the ShareTV blog by clicking here.

7 years ago - Comment [0]
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'Penny Dreadful' Finds It's Dr. Frankenstein
Showtime's upcoming drama, 'Penny Dreadful,' featuring classic literature's most infamous monsters has cast its mad doctor. Harry Treadaway ('The Lone Ranger') has signed on to play Dr. Victor Frankenstein in the new series. The ensemble drama series weaves together the stories of some of literature's most well-known monsters and mad men.

7 years ago - Comment [0]
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Timothy Dalton To Star In 'Penny Dreadful'
John Logan and Sam Mendes are bringing a high concept series to Showtime and have cast Timothy Dalton. 'Penny Dreadful' is described as a horror series set in the 1800s. It will feature some of Victorian literature's most recognizable characters, including Dr. Frankenstein's monster, Dorian Grey and even some characters from Bram Stoker's 'Dracula.'

7 years ago - Comment [1]
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