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Monday, July 11, 2016


(Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in “Penny Dreadful”)

Two critically-acclaimed series will return on M-Net Edge this week.

The final season of the psychological horror Penny Dreadful returns on July 11 at 22h00, while the Golden Globe Award winning Mr. Robot starts Express from the US on July 15 at 03h00 and in Prime Time on July 21 at 21h00.

Penny Dreadful returns with ten episodes and will find Vanessa Ives and Ethan Chandler forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm, Dr. Frankenstein, and Sembene, unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Across town, Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona continue to wage battles of their own. Where today’s grisly thrillers seem to churn out gruesome imagery, Penny Dreadful is a surreal, supernatural tale that builds its scares carefully, adding genuine unease- and foreboding-to the blood and gore.

Guest stars in the new season include Patti LuPone, as a mysterious character from Vanessa’s past, Helen McCrory as the seductive spiritualist who poses a unique threat to the protagonists and Simon Russell Beale, who returns as the eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. 

The series features Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm Murray, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Rory Kinnear as The Creature/Caliban, Billie Piper as Brona Croft, Danny Sapani as Sembene and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

Penny Dreadful is created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (The Aviator, Gladiator), alongside Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife).

Considered as one of the top new thrillers of 2015 in the USA, Mr. Robot has also nabbed Golden Globe Awards for Best Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christian Slater). Lead actor Rami Malek was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance on the show, and was rumored to have given some veteran TV actors some serious competition.

A reclusive, seemingly ordinary programming prodigy and vigilante hacker named Elliot is sucked into a cyber-conspiracy, when the leader of an underground organisation, calling themselves fsociety, recruits him to destroy the very corporation he was getting paid to secure. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs that he believes are running (and ruining) the world, but with lingering family issues, troubling mental health concerns and the various agendas of everyone involved, the delicate balance between reality and illusion quickly become blurred.

Season 2 finds Elliot secluded from the world, and demanding more answers from the mysterious Mr. Robot, while fsociety deliver yet another malicious payload. The cast includes: Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, Christian Slater as the Leader of fsociety, Portia Doubleday as Angela, Carly Chaikin as Darlene, Martin Wallström as Tyrell Wellick and Grace Gummer as Dominique (Dom) DiPierro.

Note that the first and last episodes of Mr. Robot Season 2 have been scheduled as two-hour long episodes, which then means that the additional repeat of Ray Donovan will fall away on these days (July 15 and September 16).

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