Penny Dreadful returns this Sunday May 3rd and the critics are already raving about season 2. Rory Kinnear’s monster will have a bigger role this season, and Helen McCrory’s Madame Kali returns as this season’s featured villain. It looks like Penny Dreadful will continue to set itself apart with its gorgeously crafted blend of Victorian literature and horror. Watch the latest clips below.

Penny Dreadful | Next on Episode 1 | Season 2

Penny Dreadful | ‘Everything You’ve Heard’ Mashup | Season 2

Penny Dreadful | ‘Voices’ Official Clip | Season 2 Episode 1

Penny Dreadful | ‘Can You Talk?’ Official Clip | Season 2 Episode 1


About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

2 Responses

  1. Underdogge

    “Penny Dreadful” isn’t really my cup of tea so I doubt I’ll watch it, though that’s not to say it isn’t other folks’ cup of tea (cups of tea?) – but there have been a few items which have appeared lately in the UK seeming to suggest that in writing “Frankenstein” Mary Shelley may have had more than a little help from her husband. Now of course I wasn’t there when the original story was written but I had thought that in 2015 the world had moved on from the idea that women couldn’t write meaningful stories because their poor little brains couldn’t take on serious ideas. There have been folk who maintained that Emily Bronte’s brother wrote “Wuthering Heights” and I know the Bronte sisters had to use pseudonyms to get their work published. I sometimes wondered if the late Baroness James wrote as “P D James” – in the early days of her career at least – because using her initials was non- gender specific, but that is just me surmising. It surprises me that nowadays people might deem that women were less capable of writing worthwhile stories than men.

    • Olga Hughes

      I don’t think the world has moved on from much at all in 2015. Authors definitely still use pen names that are not gender specific, JK Rowling is a rather famous example.
      Although I think this is more of a marketing device, publishers think that men/boys don’t want to read books written by women.