TV Series | TV-MA | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
Simon Russell Beale based his accent for his character, Ferdinand Lyle, on the accent of the renowned playwright Tom Stoppard. Stoppard was born in Czechoslovakia, but while still a young boy, his family fled the Nazis. They went first to India (where he spent three years), where his Czech mother was remarried to a British Army Major, and subsequently Tom was educated in north-central and northeast England. Consequently, Stoppard's adult accent, though mostly standard Received Pronunciation English, is a unique combination of many diverse linguistic and dialectical influences.
Season 3 episode "The Blessed Dark" had a different opening title sequence and used a somber theme song to match the mood of the finale.