SHOWTIME and Paramount Home Media Distribution have announced plans to release “Penny Dreadful: The Final Season” on DVD/Blu-Ray this fall.
Penny Dreadful is one of our favorite shows as it blends some of gothic literature’s most famous characters together, while also serving as a brilliant send up of the classic Universal Monsters. Existing together in the same universe, the world of Penny Dreadful takes place in Victorian era England and brings to life the characters of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, a “bride” named Lily, the Wolf Man, and most recently, Dracula. This past third season turned out to surprise many fans as the season finale also secretly served as the series finale. With a simple title card of “The End,” the John Logan created series would come to its conclusion.
We know that not everyone has SHOWTIME and not everyone has watched Penny Dreadful. If you love the Universal Monsters movies and the history of those iconic films, there’s a lot of wonderful nods to them throughout the three season show that will surely please and entertain. Penny Dreadful, in many ways, has also served as the gothic/horror benchmark for how a cohesive universe could and should operate with many fans saying that the “Monsters Universe” could learn a thing or two from the series.
For those eager to re-watch Penny Dreadful: The Final Season or those that have yet to see it, SHOWTIME and Paramount Home Media Distribution have officially announced Tuesday, October 4th release date for the series. While we know it will be a three disc set, special features have yet to be revealed. As always, stay tuned for more information.
Be sure to also check out our reviews of this season’s episodes right here on Universal Monsters Universe. You could visit the television tab to find ‘Penny Dreadful.’
In Season 3 of Penny Dreadful, Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) accepting her demons could 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. Starring Eva Green (Casino Royale), Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), and Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights).
Penny Dreadful: The Final Season can be found on DVD/Blu-ray on sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Best Buy.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)