Penny Dreadful is a dark horror-drama from Showtime set in Victorian London and beyond.
The series features various literary characters from horror with there likes of Dracula, Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein.
Mixed into this are various characters who are wholly original or a blend. So Explorer Sir Malcolm has shades of Bram Stoker’s Van Helsing and the mysterious Vanessa Ives has some of Mina’s attributes…read more
The show gives their backstory and brings them all together in an overarching plot with Vanessa as the focus.
The series started with Sir Malcolm losing his daughter to the supernatural creatures of the city and recruits American gun fighter Ethan Chandler to help him recover her. The clairvoyant Miss Ives joins them as they uncover the dark underbelly of London.
Penny Dreadful is now into season 3 and part of the action has moved to New Mexico.