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Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (2015)




Critic Consensus: Penny Dreadful's second season maintains the show's intense, bloody drama, utilizing a vast array of fascinating characters and locales to tell a unique story.


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Series 2 of Penny Dreadful finds Vanessa Ives locked in a battle against a fearsome devil intent on possessing her; Ethan becomes entwined in the affairs of a group of London vampire hunters and falls in love with a prostitute whose terrible fate may have already been sealed; Dr. Frankenstein is forced to confront the consequences of his grizzly deed; and Brona Croft confronts the reality of her horrifying predicament.


Eva Green
as Vanessa Ives
Josh Hartnett
as Ethan Chandler
Timothy Dalton
as Sir Malcolm Murray
Billie Piper
as Brona Croft
Danny Sapani
as Sembene
Harry Treadaway
as Victor Frankenstein
Helen McCrory
as Madame Kali
Reeve Carney
as Dorian Gray
Rory Kinnear
as The Creature
Simon Russell Beale
as Ferdinand Lyle
Douglas Hodge
as Inspector Rusk
Jonny Beauchamp
as Angelique
Patti LuPone
as The Cut-Wife
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Critic Reviews for Penny Dreadful: Season 2

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

This dark, complex drama about good, evil and the supernatural in late 19th-century London won't easily welcome newcomers at this point, but it should nicely satisfy those who hopped onto the ride last year.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Poole is an intriguing evil, at the very least because she makes Logan's series into the rare female-led series not reliant on romance.

May 1, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Penny Dreadful's ambition doesn't come from its ingenuity, but from its attempts to ground the most ridiculous gothic stories with grounded emotional resonance.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

When connected with it, the viewer finds a divertimento that catches and in which it is very complicated to get bored. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 15, 2018 | Full Review…

These witches were definitely scarier than other versions we've seen lately. I'm not a fan of witches in general, but I think Penny Dreadful's take is really going to work for me.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

"Fresh Hell" was a strong return to one of the most inventive and cleverly written shows on television or the internet.

May 4, 2015 | Full Review…

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