Showtime Renews ‘Penny Dreadful’ for Third Season

Showtime has renewed their critically-acclaimed drama series Penny Dreadful for a third season.

The BAFTA Award-winning series’ renewal was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. “John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of Penny Dreadful,” said Nevins in a statement. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.”

Penny Dreadful follows an interesting blend of iconic sci-fi and horror characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster, Dorian Gray and others in a Victorian tale filled with drama, suspense and mystery.

The show’s third season is set to begin production on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016.

If you’re behind, here’s a quick synopsis of the show’s second season so far, thanks to Showtime:

Penny Dreadful’s second season has found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) are all waging battles of their own. Two-time Tony® Award winner Patti LuPone appeared as a special guest star, a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returned as Evelyn Poole, the seductive spiritualist who poses a unique threat to our protagonists, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator and Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate.

There are still a few episodes left in Penny Dreadful‘s second season before its July 5th season finale. You can catch the show Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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