Watch the 'Penny Dreadful' Premiere Online, For Free, Right Now!

Watch the 'Penny Dreadful' Premiere Online, For Free, Right Now! If there's one thing you can count on, it's that Showtime will give you a premiere episode to watch for free.

It's tough to get subscribers sometimes in the premium cable business; cable companies already charge enough for the basic cable channels, so many choose to skip the extra $15 a month for premiums. And if they do pony up the cash, they usually go for HBO first anyway.

So Showtime has adopted this habit of putting their series premieres out there so that people can watch them for free. They did it with "Shameless" and "Homeland," and now they're doing the same with "Penny Dreadful."

"Penny Dreadful" is the network's newest series, starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. The show takes a dark tone leaning toward the horror genre, and features characters like Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Grey, to name a couple. Since the series is named after an old publication that included a parade of macabre stories, you can bet that if you're a fan of literary horror, you're going to like this show.

Head over to the Penny Dreadful show page on Yidio and watch the entire first episode in its entirety!