Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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Sir Malcolm returns to find a new evil hunting Vanessa.


James Hawes


John Logan (created by), John Logan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray (credit only)
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... John Clare
Helen McCrory ... Madame Kali
Billie Piper ... Brona Croft
Simon Russell Beale ... Ferdinand Lyle (credit only)
Danny Sapani ... Sembene
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Douglas Hodge ... Bartholomew Rusk
Sarah Greene ... Hecate Poole
David Haig ... Oscar Putney
Ruth Gemmell ... Octavia Putney
Tamsin Topolski ... Lavinia Putney


At the Mariner's Inn, Ethan Chandler awakes from another of his blackouts to find those that those who threatened him are all dead. He joins Vanessa for a carriage ride to tell her about the blackouts - he has no idea what happens to him - and what he normally finds when he awakens. He's decided to leave London but before he can even finish his story, the carriage is attacked by three female creatures. Vanessa is clearly their target but she and Ethan survive with only minor injuries. Sir Malcolm Murray returns and she tells him the creatures spoke the Verbis Diabo, a dead language known as the word of the devil which according to legend is the language Adam spoke in Eden after the devil tempted him. Vanessa says the women were Nightcomers, witches. Meanwhile, Dr. Victor Frankenstein is now ready to reanimate Brona Croft and needs only for the weather to cooperate. The Creature finds a job at Putney's Family Waxworks where the owner, Oscar Putney, is working on his latest tableau, the... Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror



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3 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


One of the witches describes Ethan as "Lupus Dei." This is Latin and roughly translates as Wolf God or Wolf of God See more »


Evelyn Poole/Madame Kali mispronounces the Latin phrase "Memento mori" ("Remember that you can die") as 'Momento more'. See more »


[first lines]
Ethan Chandler: [Ethan Chandler tells Vanessa Ives he needs to talk to her as the two get in the horse chariot] I need to talk to you. Not inside the house.
Vanessa Ives: Take us on the tour. Anywhere you like.
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The Unquiet Grave
Performed by Helen McCrory
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Takes of well
2 November 2017 | by jetkotSee all my reviews

Iconic characters introduced in SEASON 1. I was not sure how will they continue. But it gets better. Harry Treadway is fantastic as Dr. Frankenstein and Rory Kinnear as Frankenstein's monster is brilliant too. He speaks with flair and says the famous lines "What is Dr. Frankenstien without it's monster". EVA Green looks gorgeous and the special effects are awe inspiring. The jumpscares keep you excited. The scenes have been shot really well. The long shots of the brooding city keep you glued to the screen expecting something to go wrong. Josh Hartnett adds the icing to the already delicious horrific horror story.

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