Articles for Penny Dreadful Season 1

Showtime has decided to plan out its entire year of original programming at once. Six dramas and four comedies will air throughout the entire year, including the third season of Homeland and season 8 of Dexter, plus the series premieres of new dramas Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex and the final season of The Big C.  Read more »
Showtime has announced the premiere dates for two returning shows, including Nurse Jackie and the last season of Californication and two new shows, Years of Living Dangerously and Penny Dreadful. In addition, the channel has picked up two additional series that will air later this year. Read more »
Yet another dark psychological thriller is coming to Showtime this summer and it comes in the form of Penny Dreadful. The eight-episode series from John Logan explores classic horror stories and serves as platform for creepy characters from literature to come alive.  Read more »
Showtime announced today a nationwide cross-platform release of pilot, "Night Work," for its highly-anticipated eight-episode new series, Penny Dreadful. A historical fiction thriller based in 1890s Victorian England, the macabre debut is available now on Youtube,, and on a plethora of other digital devices with its app.In addition, Penny Dreadful‘s second episode, "Seance," will be available immediately following the pilot‘s airing on May 11 at 10pm, but exclusively for Showtime Anywhere subscribers. Read more »
Penny Dreadful is Showtime‘s new psychological thriller and horror series set in Victorian London, which will explore familiar frightening fictional characters through the main characters Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green). Read more »
Showtime‘s foray into the macabre is amok with vampires, bloody body parts, and melodramatics not seen since The X Files left our systems. Penny Dreadful, AKA Victorian Gothic Story, intrigues the viewer so completely by giving us so little. By the end of "Night Work," we know who our main characters are and a bit of what they are after, but we‘re not left with much else. Unless you count the overwhelming need to see more of this strange and engaging series. Read more »
Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful gave us a little peak behind the skin in last Sunday‘s premiere with more presence than plot, more style than storyline. This week, the series is going full gusto or guts ahead with so much happening it‘s exorcism head-spinning."Seance" conjures up enough gore for the die-hard Saw fan tempered with surprising Kleenex moments featuring Dr. Frankenstein‘s latest creation. The surprise ending is a jaw dropper that shows us that the innocent have no place in this dreadful world. Read more »
Showtime‘s entrance into the horror realm is light on horror and heavy on backstory this week. Penny Dreadful‘s "Resurrection" shows us how Dr. Victor Frankenstein came to be such a screwed-up little creator of life, and, of course, it all goes back to mommy.  Last week‘s episode scared the bejesus out of us with Miss Vanessa Ives‘ eye-rolling, possession, speaking in a kid voice performance. This week, we‘re left with a little sympathy for the devil, knowing that it all boils down to every creatures‘ need for love. Read more »
The strange just keeps getting stranger in this week‘s episode of Penny Dreadful, Showtime‘s stylized dip into the horror pool. Vanessa Ives has a psychosexual orchid connection with Dorian Gray, Ethan Chandler has "bad blood" and Sir Malcolm shows that he will do anything to save his daughter. "Demimonde" combines the grotesque with beauty, love with hatred and another huge surprise ending that left my jaw firmly on the floor, maybe permanently. Let‘s take a look at this week‘s offering that ends up being one big tease, leaving us with more questions than answers. Read more »
The masters of horror on Showtime will be back to scare for another year. The network has renewed its freshman drama Penny Dreadful for season 2.  Read more »
After last week‘s Ethorian hookup, I didn‘t think Penny Dreadful could raise the level of the shock-o-meter any further. It did. This week‘s "Closer Than Sisters" shows us how far the horror series will go. Answer: all the way.The spotlight is laser focused on Miss Vanessa Ives giving us a glimpse of her Mina connection, her strange relationship with Sir Malcolm and her trip to the loony bin. No wonder the creature wants her soul. What a catch. Let‘s take a look at Vanessa‘s past. Read more »
Through the first six episodes of Penny Dreadful, it‘s been difficult to find a hero in the crowd of original characters mixed in with literary classics. Who to root for? Who is wearing the white (or at least grayish) hat? There‘s the vision seeing Vanessa Ives with her creepy eyes and evil streak, Sir Malcolm Murray and his self-centered quest for adventure, Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his neglect of his first creation, Dorian Gray who wants to do it with anything with legs or a stem (remember the orchid?) or the elusive Mina who is so whiny and wimpy it‘s difficult to hope for a tearful reunion with daddy.In "What Death Can Join Together," we finally have a hero on our hands in the form of a crass American gunslinger with a soft spot for sick, slightly whorish gals. Read more »
The winners were announced Thursday night for the 2014 Critics‘ Choice TV Awards. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association honors dramas, comedies, reality TV and talk shows.Orange is the New Black and Fargo came away as the big winners of the night, with three awards each. OITNB won for Best Comedy Series, with Kate Mulgrew winning Best Supporting Actress -- but it was a tie with Mom‘s Allison Janney. (Janney also won for her role on Masters of Sex.) Fargo took home the top honor in the miniseries category. Read more »
It‘s baaaack! In "Possession" Vanessa goes dark (aka ugly) again being taken over by the creature for the second time. In episode five we saw the hell she went through years ago when possessed and sent to an insane asylum (remember the screw to the head?). In Penny Dreadful‘s latest we see the second time around is not always sweeter. Sir Malcolm shows there is no limit to his Mina quest, Vanessa succumbs to the ugly, and Ethan fully steps into that hero role that‘s been vacant. Let‘s get into the soul of this one. Read more »
The season 1 finale of Showtime‘s Penny Dreadful has much to live up to. Oh, the places we‘ve gone with this Victorian Horror Story. We‘ve seen eye-rolling possessions, screws in skulls, a body cut in half with a bare hand, sexy time with almost every character including the invisible creature (use your imagination) and scary vampires. "Grand Guignol" delivers all the melodrama, suspense and "what the heck" moments we expect from the freshman series. Best of all, it surprisingly gives us a "wrapped in a bow" ending to the Mina story arc. Let‘s break down what went down. Read more »
Penny Dreadful creator John Logan and cast sat down with fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to discuss the Showtime hit. While they were tight-lipped about season 2 spoilers we did get some good insights around what to expect for Penny Dreadful season 2 (and beyond). Read more »
We‘re counting down the days until the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. To help you plan for the convention, take a look at all of the television-related panels and event information for Thursday, July 24.(There will be pilot screenings the previous night, on Wednesday, July 23, and you can find out all the details here.) Read more »