The Grand Guignol (in London as depicted in the show) is not a real theatre. It was constructed for the filming of the series. It was a real theater in Paris in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The style of plays common in this theater eventually ended with that style of storytelling being call "Grand Guignol". See more »
Season 3 episode "The Blessed Dark" had a different opening title sequence and used a somber theme song to match the mood of the finale. See more »
Penny Dreadful is to horror what Game of Thrones is to fantasy and Walking Dead is to the zombie apocalypse - its all about the characters and story lines that are only possible when set in their unique universes.
This show is amazing. Everything from the sets, to the acting and directing... Eva has turned in two Emmy nomination worthy performances already.
Even if you don't like horror - go check this show out. Such a unique twist on the classics. I can't tell you how excited I am about TV right now - people are finally starting to get it... there is a market for mature, gritty, raw, and complex characters set in worlds that were once considered nerdy and childish.
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