S3:E1 The Day Tennyson Died

Original Air Date: May 1, 2016

Ethan, now a prisoner under the watchful eye of Scotland Yard Inspector Rusk, is on a train speeding through the desert of the American West. Meanwhile, halfway around the world in Zanzibar, Sir Malcolm is confronted by a mysterious Native American man. Back in London, Dr. Frankenstein seeks out his old friend Dr. Jekyll. With all of her friends 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. Season premiere.


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"Everything you've missed about Penny Dreadful - Eva Green, taxidermy, characters who say things like, "This whole country is built on skeletons. One would like a cup of tea, though" - is back."

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"In its third season premiere, Penny Dreadful expands its scope with impressive results."


"What really struck me about "The Day Tennyson Died" was Vanessa's sheer solitude and inertia. "


3 Seasons, 27 Episodes

  • Season 3

    Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and Lily must each face their own monstrous selves. But for Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into darkness.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Vanessa Ives and her allies find themselves locked in epic battle against an unholy evil; Sir Malcolm falls under the spell of a bewitching temptress; Ethan's big secret becomes known as his past comes back to haunt him.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Vanessa Ives battles an evil demon determined to possess her; Sir Malcolm Murray tries to rescue his cursed daughter; Ethan Chandler becomes enmeshed with a group of vampire hunters and falls for a doomed local prostitute.

    Season 1

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