Penny Dreadful, having premiered at South by Southwest and airing on Showtime, is a “quality TV” version of episodic horror.
The series derives its name from 19th century serialized fiction called penny dreadfuls, and the series’ main characters and narrative arches are derived from classic 19th century horror literature (Dracula, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus for example).
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