We’re already completely enamored by Showtime’s new horror series Penny Dreadful. Not only are they putting an authentic twist on some of the greatest characters in gothic literature, but they are doing a pretty good job in the process — just check out the outstanding ratings for the premiere. What’s happening in Season 1, Episode 2 (“Séance”)?
Upon looking at the photos for the upcoming episode, it looks as though Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) is spending some quality time with his new creation while Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) are getting dressed up and heading to a party. The host of the big shindig? That would be Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), of course!
While this will end up being more than your average get together — a medium shows up and they call upon the dead — it looks like a grand time. In one photo, it looks as though Vanessa is possessed, we just hope no harm comes to the mysterious heroine.
Elsewhere in the episode, we see Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) finding a new friend in Brona Croft (Billie Piper). It’s great to have friends — especially when there are so many creepy things out there in the streets.
Read the full synopsis for the May 18th episode here and then click through to see more photos from this week’s episode.
Penny Dreadful airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.