Product Information of Penny Dreadful Seasons 1-3 DVD
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Eva Green
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
Region: Region Free
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
DVD Release Date: 2016
The first two episodes of the series were both available on demand before the respective episodes were broadcast over the air.The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century cheap British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. Penny Dreadful Seasons 1-3 DVD draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century Irish and British fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.The show was originally pitched to several US and UK channels, and eventually landed with Showtime,with Sky Atlantic as co-producer. It premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9 and began airing on television on April 28, 2014 on Showtime OnDemand.The show premiered on the Showtime channel on May 11, 2014.