What are the best shows like Penny Dreadful?

Annie Macawile - Contributor

If you've finished watching Penny Dreadful, chances are, you already have an idea what will happen if some of the most terrifying villains in literature come together in one TV series. Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, Count Dracula— you name it! All these scary fictional characters from Penny Dreadful are what made this British-American show even more interesting to its viewers. But you gotta admit, sometimes, all you need is a show similar to your favorite! So, if you can't get enough of John Logan's horror drama series, we've listed down some of the best shows like Penny Dreadful. Grab some popcorn and invite someone to watch these series with because these shows are likely to keep you up at night!

  1. 1Preacher

    Based on a comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher is one of the best shows like Penny Dreadful. This follows the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher who possesses extraordinary power. As he gets to learn more about his new power, he also attempts to find God literally. He is accompanied by his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and newfound vampire friend, Cassidy.

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  1. 2Salem

    To those of you who love seeing powerful witches in movies and TV shows, then perhaps you can binge-watch Salem. It centers on the most powerful witch known as Mary Sibley and her struggles in maintaining her power. She is married to the most powerful man in Salem, but things even become more complicated when her first love shows up. Just like Penny Dreadful, this supernatural horror series also features character-driven plots.
  2. 3Hemlock Grove


    If you're looking for other great shows like Penny Dreadful on Netflix, now is the perfect time to stream this Netflix horror series, Hemlock Grove. This is actually based on McGreevy's horror-thriller novel which centers on a mysterious series of events happening in Hemlock Grove. You'll also get to meet two friends – a vampire and a werewolf, who, later on, work together to investigate murders and strange happenings in Hemlock Grove.

  1. 4Witches of East End


    Witches of East End is also one of the best shows like Penny Dreadful. And what do these two shows have in common? While Penny Dreadful features villains lurking around Victorian London, Witches of East End centers on mysterious unexplained series of events happening to the town. If you are not a fan of gore but loves watching shows that feature magic, Witches of East End is perfect for you.

  2. 5American Horror Story


    We're pretty sure that you're already familiar with this award-winning series, American Horror Story. And in case you're wondering why it's also on our list of one of the best series like Penny Dreadful, this is because AHS also manages to get its viewers frightened with each episode it airs. Sure, AHS is known for having a different set of characters, plot elements, and settings, but perhaps this is the reason why a lot of horror fans love this series. In addition, some of its stories are inspired by true events.


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