What is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

Much like the popular comic-movie franchise League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Penny Dreadful features its own versions of characters from classic literature. In the end of the first episode, we discover that the arrogant doctor’s name is Victor Frankenstein, and that he has finally fulfilled his dream of bringing someone back from the dead. Victor was originally the protagonist of Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel Frankenstein, and is played by Harry Treadaway… Continue reading Continue reading

Victor Frankenstein


Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a main male character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. He is played by actor Harry Treadaway. Summary Victor Frankenstein is a medical doctor fascinated with the connection between life and death. Although he is considered to have a tender soul, his research could turn out to have dire consequences. Dr. Frankenstein attempts to create a living monster out of different parts from various corpses, and, unfortunately, he… Continue reading