Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together the monsters of classic stories. The explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, Miss Vanessa Ives and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London. They encounter some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, the Wolfman and iconic figures from the novel Dracula.


  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
  • Rating: 8.6 (106 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2014 - 2016
  • Episodes per season: 10
  • Network: Showtime


Penny Dreadful - season 1

Season 1 (2014)

Rating: 7.6
Penny Dreadful - season 2

Season 2 (2015)

Rating: 8.0
Penny Dreadful - season 3

Season 3 (2016)

Rating: 7.5

Characters and Actors

Shazad Latif as Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde in Penny Dreadful

Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde

Actor: Shazad Latif
Also in: Star Trek: Discovery
Timothy Dalton as Malcolm Murray in Penny Dreadful

Malcolm Murray

Actor: Timothy Dalton
Also in: Chuck, Doom Patrol
Perdita Weeks as Catriona Hartdegan in Penny Dreadful

Catriona Hartdegan

Actor: Perdita Weeks
Also in: Magnum P.I.
Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler in Penny Dreadful

Ethan Chandler

Actor: Josh Hartnett
Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful

Vanessa Ives

Actor: Eva Green
Harry Treadaway as Victor Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful

Victor Frankenstein

Actor: Harry Treadaway
Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful

Dorian Gray

Actor: Reeve Carney
Helen McCrory as Evelyn Poole in Penny Dreadful

Evelyn Poole

Actor: Helen McCrory
Also in: Peaky Blinders
Sarah Greene as Hecate Poole in Penny Dreadful

Hecate Poole

Actor: Sarah Greene
Also in: Ransom, Vikings
Rory Kinnear as Creature / John Clare / Caliban in Penny Dreadful

Creature / John Clare / Caliban

Actor: Rory Kinnear
Also in: Black Mirror
Danny Sapani as Sembene in Penny Dreadful


Actor: Danny Sapani
Also in: The Bastard Executioner
Billie Piper as Brona Croft in Penny Dreadful

Brona Croft

Actor: Billie Piper
Also in: Doctor Who (2005)
Olivia Chenery as Witch #2 in Penny Dreadful

Witch #2

Actor: Olivia Chenery
Russell Beale as Lyle / Mr. Ferdinand Lyle in Penny Dreadful

Lyle / Mr. Ferdinand Lyle

Actor: Russell Beale
Samuel Barnett as Renfield in Penny Dreadful


Actor: Samuel Barnett
Wes Studi as Kaetenay in Penny Dreadful


Actor: Wes Studi
Patty LuPone as Joan Clayton / Dr. Seward in Penny Dreadful

Joan Clayton / Dr. Seward

Actor: Patty LuPone
Jessica Barden as Justine in Penny Dreadful


Actor: Jessica Barden
Christian Camargo as Alexander Sweet / Dracula in Penny Dreadful

Alexander Sweet / Dracula

Actor: Christian Camargo
Also in: Dexter
Olly Alexander as Fenton in Penny Dreadful


Actor: Olly Alexander
Simon Russell Beale as Ferdinand Lyle in Penny Dreadful

Ferdinand Lyle

Actor: Simon Russell Beale