Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ First Two Episodes Streaming Free (Video)

Horror series starring classical characters from literature returns for its second season in 2015

“Penny Dreadful” proved a solid hit for Showtime in its first season over the summer, but it never hurts to try and build on that audience.

With the DVD and Blu-ray sets now available for the eight-episode season, Showtime has partnered with several companies, including Aol, iTunes and YouTube, to make the first two episodes available for free streaming.

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The 2014 Critics Choice Television Award winner for Most Exciting New Series was written and created by John Logan. It stars Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Rory Kinnear as Caliban and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Frankenstein. Other notable characters who’ve made appearances include Abraham Van Helsing and Mina Harker.

The series also stars Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Simon Russell Beale, Helen McCrory and Danny Sapani.

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Watch the first two episodes of “Penny Dreadful” below. The full season is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and Showtime subscribers can stream it via the “Penny Dreadful’s” official website.

The 10-episode second season of “Penny Dreadful” premieres on Showtime in 2015.