Penny Dreadful

The BEST seasons of Penny Dreadful

Every season of Penny Dreadful ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best seasons of Penny Dreadful!

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.

Last Updated: 9/12/2022Network: Showtime
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Season 2
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8.39
556 votes

#1 - Season 2

First Aired 5/4/2015

Vanessa Ives and her allies find themselves locked in an 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; Dr. Frankenstein's newest creation breaks hearts and then some; Dorian Gray falls for an unlikely woman.

Season 1
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8.14
794 votes

#2 - Season 1

First Aired 5/12/2014

Vanessa Ives wages a personal battle against an evil demon determined to possess her; Sir Malcolm Murray tries to save his daughter from a fate worse than death; Ethan Chandler becomes enmeshed with a group of London vampire hunters and falls for a doomed local prostitute, even as his own mysterious past threatens to catch up with him; Dr. Victor Frankenstein must face the consequences of his successful death-defying experiments; Dorian Gray falls for the unapproachable Vanessa Ives; Brona Croft confronts her imminent demise from consumption.

Season 3
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7.84
360 votes

#3 - Season 3

First Aired 5/2/2016

Confronting new horrors in dangerous new lands, Ethan Chandler, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Sir Malcolm, the Creature, and the ravishing but deadly Lily must each face -- and embrace -- their own most truly monstrous selves. But for Vanessa Ives, accepting her demons could exact a terrible cost and plunge the world into unending darkness.