Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have just announced the first season of the gothic TV series Penny Dreadful to hit Blu-Ray Disc and DVD this fall, as announced during the “Penny Dreadful” panel at Comic-Con yesterday.
“Penny Dreadful” is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping television series that completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
The release will feature the first eight episodes of the series as a three-disc collection, complete with a number of bonus materials, such as the Featurettes “What is a Penny Dreadful?,” “Literary Roots,” “Coming Together,” “The Artisans Pt. 1,” “The Artisans Pt. 2,” “The Grand Guignol,” “Prostitution and Sex in Victorian Times,” “British Exploration & The Search for the Nile” and ”The Science of Medicine”.
The release will also give you a look at the TV show Ray Donovan, offering up the first two episodes from the show’s first season.
“Penny Dreadful” will be available in stores on October 7 for $48.99 on Blu-Ray Disc and $42.99 on DVD.