Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)
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The Day Tennyson Died 

With Ethan, Sir Malcolm and Dr. Frankenstein now scattered around the world facing their own demons, a shattered and despondent Vanessa seeks the help of Dr. Seward to battle a new evil.


Damon Thomas


John Logan (created by), John Logan | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reeve Carney ... Dorian Gray (credit only)
Timothy Dalton ... Sir Malcolm Murray
Eva Green ... Vanessa Ives
Rory Kinnear ... John Clare
Patti LuPone ... Dr. Seward
Billie Piper ... Lily (credit only)
Wes Studi ... Kaetenay
Harry Treadaway ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Josh Hartnett ... Ethan Chandler
Christian Camargo ... Dr. Alexander Sweet
Douglas Hodge ... Bartholomew Rusk
Simon Russell Beale ... Ferdinand Lyle
Shazad Latif ... Dr. Henry Jekyll
Sarah Greene ... Hecate Poole
Samuel Barnett ... Renfield


In the season 3 premiere of Penny Dreadful; Ethan is a prisoner under Inspector Rusk's watch heading through America. Sir Malcolm meets a mysterious native american while in Africa. Frankenstein gets a visit from an old friend: Dr. Jekyl. Vanessa seeks the help of a very intriguing and interesting doctor. Written by Adriana Pinto

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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1 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Dr. Frankenstein first brings Dr. Jekyll to his lab, he refers to it as "The House of Pain." This is an allusion to H.G. Wells' novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, where Dr. Moreau's lab was also known as The House of Pain. See more »


In 1892, Zanzibar was a British protectorate, not part of German East Africa. See more »


Dr. Seward: You're unhappy. You're isolated. You think you are the cause of this unhappiness and are unworthy of affection. So, you have few friends. Recently you lost something that you feel very important; your lover, your faith, your family, or all three. You blame yourself for this so it makes you neurotic. So you don't sleep and don't eat, not anything healthy anyway. You used to care about your appearance but you've lost interest in that so you avoid mirrors. Sunlight bothers you so you avoid that ...
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All Through the Night
Welsh folk tune 'Ar Hyd y Nos'
Lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton
Performed by Rory Kinnear
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