Showtime has announced that the first season of psychosexual thriller Penny Dreadful is now available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu, Sony Unlimited and PlayStation Store, and Verizon FiOS, with the DVD and Blu-ray release scheduled for Tuesday, October 14th.
Created by John Logan (Gladiator), the first season of Penny Dreadful focused on African explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and the search for his kidnapped daughter Mina (Olivia Llewellyn). With the help of enigmatic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), a friend from Mina’s past, as well as Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadway), Malcolm must locate his daughter before any harm can be done to her by her supernatural captors.
Debuting to 1.44 million viewers this past April, Penny Dreadful stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) as lonely, self-isolating Dorian Gray; Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) as reanimated corpse Caliban, who tracks down the man who brought him back and demands a mate; and Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Irish immigrant Brona Croft, a woman seeking escape from her troubled past.
The 10-episode second season of Penny Dreadful is slated to premiere in 2015. You can check out a teaser for the second season below, as well as a recap of the first season finale here.
Will you be purchasing the first season of Penny Dreadful? If you’ve already seen the show, are you going to use its availability to introduce it to others? What would you like to see out of Penny Dreadful next season?