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Media Release: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Penny Dreadful surfaces on Presto

Haunting period drama brings classic horror stories to Presto subscribers

Presto today announced the arrival of the fright-filled psychological thriller, Penny Dreadful. All eight episodes of the hit first season are available to stream now, only on Presto.

Penny Dreadful introduces viewers to some of literature’s most famously terrifying personalities, including Dr. Frankenstein and his legendary ‘monster’; Dorian Gray as well as iconic characters from the novel Dracula, who all come together in the dark corners of Victorian London. The series weaves together the classic horror origin stories of each character as they grapple with their monstrous alienation.

Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill) stars as Sir Malcolm Murray, an explorer who has lost his daughter to the city’s creatures, and will do whatever is needed to get her back and to right past wrongs. His accomplice, the seductive clairvoyant Vanessa Ives, played by Eva Green (The Dreamers, Casino Royale), recruits charming American Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett – 30 Days of Night) to help locate Sir Malcolm’s daughter and slay some monsters along the way.

Penny Dreadful also stars Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (Cockneys vs Zombies), Reeve Carney and Helen McCrory (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2).

To celebrate the arrival of this hit horror drama, Presto has assembled a collection of terror filled favourites to keep keen viewers in the mood. The ‘Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts and Zombies!’ collection features, exclusive to Presto, The Walking Dead, Trueblood and Carnivale as well as American Horror Story, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Haven, Roswell and The X-files.

For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.