has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful
for a third season. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Showtime, the series will once again shoot on location in Dublin for a nine episode series to debut in 2016. Commenting on the recommission, Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic said: “Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly international in scale and ambition but with a raft of British talent at its core, and filmed in the Republic of Ireland. I’m thrilled to have the series returning to the channel, and to once again be partnering with John Logan and continuing to work with our good friends at Showtime.” David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. added: “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. Together with our wonderful partners at Sky, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.”
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 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 (a.k.a. Madame Kali), 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.
Penny Dreadful is created, written and executive produced by John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, and by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris’ (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife) Neal Street Productions.