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Penny Dreadful: Season Three

Review by CJ

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Director:
Damon Thomas, Toa Fraser, Paco Cabezas

Writer:
John Logan, Andrew Hinderaker, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Christian Camargo, Wes Studi

Other notable appearances:
Sarah Greene, Patti LuPone, Shazad Latif, Samuel Barnett, Perdita Weeks, Jessica Barden

Running time:
44-60 minutes

Number of episodes:
9

 

After their final encounter with the witches last season, this season — the last in the series — sees Vanessa Ives’ (Green) band of misfits scattered. Sir Malcolm Murray (Dalton) travels to Africa to return Sambene’s body to his homeland. Ethan Chandler (Hartnett) returns to America to face the consequences of the as yet unmentioned actions he made there. Lily Frankenstein (Piper) and Dorian Gray (Carney) plan world domination. Victor Frankenstein (Treadaway) nurses his broken heart with the help of an old friend (Latif). When darkness once again descends on Vanessa in London, will her friends be able to help her or will she succumb to the night?

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Penny Dreadful: Season Two

Review by CJ

Penny Dreadful - Season 2

Director:
James Hawes, Brian Kirk, Damon Thomas, Kari Skogland

Writer:
John Logan

Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Sarah Greene, David Haig

Other notable appearances:
Olivia Llewellyn, Ruth Gemmell, Tamsin Topolski, Simon Russell Beale, Jonny Beauchamp

Running time:
47-56 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

With the vampire master defeated, medium Vanessa Ives (Green), explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Dalton), sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Hartnett), the mysterious Sembene (Sapani), and mortician Dr Victor Frankenstein (Treadaway) must unite once again to face an evil far greater than any of them could have imagined — the devil himself.

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Penny Dreadful: Season One

Review by CJ

Penny Dreadful - Season 1

Director:
J.A. Bayona, Dearbhla Walsh, Coky Giedroyc, James Hawes

Writer:
John Logan

Starring:
Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Danny Sapani, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Olivia Llewellyn

Other notable appearances:
Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory

Running time:
Approx 50 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
8

 

Sir Malcolm Murray (Dalton) assembles a group of misfits with unique talents to save his daughter Mina Harker (Llewellyn) from a vampire. The ragtag group of anti-heroes includes medium Vanessa Ives (Green), sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Hartnett), the mysterious Sembene (Sapani), and mortician Dr Victor Frankenstein (Treadaway).

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