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Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is one of this summer’s most highly-anticipated shows, turning the creep factor up to the max. We’re convinced that the spooky new series will captivate viewers for its entire run, turning gothic classics like Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray on its head. When should we expect for the drama to boil over in the Season 1 finale?

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Unfortunately the John Logan-created series has only snagged an eight-episode first season, which begins on May 11. With this show not taking a break until the climactic finale — Season 1, Episode 8 (“Grand Guignol”) — you can mark your calendars for June 29.

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Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Eva Green (Vanessa Ives), and Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm Murray) as they investigate the gruesome, supernatural murders plaguing their city and encounter some really scary creatures along the way. You can go ahead and watch the Season 1 premiere — Season 1, Episode 1 (“Night Work”) — online for free ahead of the actual premiere.

Are you excited about this new series? Hit the comments and sound off!

Penny Dreadful Season 1 finale airs Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.


Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!