TITLE: PENNY DREADFUL
A grieving prostitute turns killer in Victorian London. When her trail of blood implicates the Prince of Wales, the establishment sets out to destroy her.
Revolution ferments in Victorian London. The starving poor are kept in check by fear of the Ripper. PENNY, a young prostitute, grieves for her murdered baby.
Penny kills her pimp when he is released early for the drowning of her child. Then she slaughters an innocent palace maid who gets in her way. She pretends to be the maid and tricks her old client, the PRINCE OF WALES into bed, determined to get pregnant again. Disguised as a gentleman, she infiltrates a brothel, kills her best friend, MARY and implicates the Prince as Jack the Ripper.
As the East End riots, QUEEN VICTORIA acts to save the monarchy. She blackmails Penny to wait out the pregnancy abroad. There, Penny learns that another old client, INSPECTOR CLEMENT has cut off all avenues of escape. Penny must wield her knife one final time and become her own woman…