Abel Korzeniowski was honored with his first BAFTA TV Craft Award for his music for Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL at the the British Academy Television Craft Awards. The show also won awards for Production Design (Jonathan McKinstry & Philip Murphy) and Make Up & Hair Design (Enzo Mastrantonio, Nick Dudman and Stefano Ceccarelli).

The other composers nominated in the Original Music category were John Lunn for DOWNTON ABBEY, Martin Phipps for THE HONORABLE WOMAN and Richard Spiller for LIFE AND DEATH ROW-EXECUTION.

PENNY DREADFUL is a series on SHOWTIME Television featuring some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. The cast includes actors Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, and Eva Green.
“The musical themes of PENNY DREADFUL represent both different characters and abstract ideas,” explained Korzeniowski. “One of the most unusual for a gothic horror story is a group of themes related to Victor Frankenstein’s offspring — Proteus and the Creature. They are the paragons of the modern age, or as the Creature puts it, ‘modernity personified’. Their music sounds more like an alternative/indie rock ballad than a classical score. The black-clad Creature, with his heavy make-up and pale skin, even looks like he could be in a band with Jack White.”

Visit Varѐse Sarabande  for the soundtrack album featuring selections of Korzeniowski’s score for Season 1 and check the full list of winners visiting BAFTA’s official website

1. Demimonde (Main Title) (1:36)
2. First Blood (3:22)
3. Right Behind You (2:15)
4. Modern Age (2:10)
5. Street. Horse. Smell. Candle. (2:25)
6. There Is A Place (2:03)
7. Welcome To The Grand Guignol (2:20)
8. Everyone Likes Oranges (1:44)
9. Abomination (1:13)
10. Pull The Trigger (2:02)
11. Mina (2:33)
12. Allegiance (3:39)
13. Dorian Gray (1:35)
14. Never Say No (2:39)
15. Where Do They Go? (2:21)
16. Transgression (3:45)
17. Asylum (3:39)
18. Closer Than Sisters (3:14)
19. Too Many Monsters (3:24)
20. Mother Of Evil (2:43)
21. Secret Room (1:42)
22. I’m Not Myself (1:59)
23. Let Me Die (2:30)
24. To Be Beautiful Is To Be Almost Dead (2:47)
25. The Last Rites (2:48)
26. Back Hand Of God (2:21)
27. In Peace (1:31)
28. I Was Never Going To Go To Africa (3:03)
29. Reborn (3:09)