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Night Work

London 1891. As the police investigate a series of gruesome murders, renowned explorer Sir Malcolm Murray and the strangely beautiful Vanessa Ives know there's something darker at play. In search of someone close to them who has been lost, they recruit American sharp-shooter Ethan Chandler and Dr. Victor Frankenstein to help them on their journey. Series premiere.

Written by: John Logan

Directed By: J.A. Bayona

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From The A.V. Club:
A feast for horror fans.

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From The L.A. Times:
Having created and shared them throughout recorded time, we are well acquainted with monsters, their forms and habits, strengths and weaknesses, ways of appearing and disappearing.

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From Collider:
Few locations and time periods have been the source of such constant fascination as Victorian London, the setting of Showtime's newest drama series Penny Dreadful.

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From The Hollywood Reporter:
A creative use of classic horror characters in a familiar setting more roughly realized with a set of all-new, mostly intriguing characters mixed in. Well done, so far.

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From Zap2It:
Tales about monsters have existed as long as humanity, speaking to those parts in each one of us that we fear, if exposed, could get us cast from the light of the social campfire into the outer darkness of shame and isolation.

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From The Huffington Post:
"Penny Dreadful" is, at its heart, about sadness.

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Showtime Advisories
Graphic Violence, Adult Content, Nudity

Duration
52 min.

Rating
TVMA

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