Ahead of the season three premiere of SHOWTIME’s hit show Penny Dreadful, we have the premiere episode for you to watch and enjoy for free, courtesy of SHOWTIME.
Are there any Penny Dreadful fans out there? The show does feature Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), The Creature (Rory Kinnear), his Bride (Billie Piper), and a werewolf that goes by the name of Talbot (Josh Hartnett). The show, wildly created and executive produced by John Logan, offers a fantastically re-imagined, dark, and sensual take on the classic monsters. While many of them have fallen into public domain, most of the characters are best remembered as being the stars of the Universal Classic Monsters library of films. If anything, Penny Dreadful does offer an interesting take on many of the monsters we have grown to love and fear over generations.
…And it does star Eva Green and Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray!
The title of the series comes from the name given to cheap, sensational stories published at the turn of the 19th century. Creator and executive producer John Logan says he was inspired by the classic Universal horror flicks of the 1940s and 1950s, “where all of a sudden they would start mixing and matching the [monsters]. And I thought: I wonder if there’s a way to do that now and to take the characters seriously?” – as reported by Deborah Star Selbel
In Season 3 of Penny Dreadful, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into darkness, while Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), the Creature, and Lily (Billie Piper) must each face their own monstrous selves.
Penny Dreadful airs Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
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