Fans of Showtime’s award-winning horror series, Penny Dreadful, were treated to an early surprise this week. Season three of the original horror series was set to debut on May 1st, but Showtime released the episode early (AND made it free for everyone to view on their website).
Penny Dreadful follows the adventures of Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Sir Maclom Murray (Timothy Dalton), and Ethan Chandler/Ethan Laurence Talbot and their adventures in Victorian London (and, in season three, the American West). Beautifully set on stage of Victorian London, featuring a unique twist on popular classic horror icons, Showtime’s monster show is a must see for both fans gothic horror and Victorian style.
Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. They are joined by a core of original characters in a complex, frightening new narrative. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller filled with dark mystery and suspense, where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts. – Showtime
Watch the first episode, The Day Tennyson Died, here (offered for free by Showtime):