Penny Dreadful will be returning for a third season on Sky Atlantic


Horror drama Penny Dreadful will be returning for a third season next year.

Sky Atlantic and Showtime have renewed John Logan‘s critically acclaimed series, which will shoot on location in Dublin for nine episodes that will air in 2016.

The second season has seen Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) forming a close bond as their group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Sembene (Danny Sapani), joined forces to beat an evil force.

Sky Atlantic director Zai Bennett said of the series: “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.” He then went on to say, “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.”

Showtime President David Nevins 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 launched in May 2014, and draws upon many characters from 19th century Irish and British fiction including Dorian Gray, Abraham Van Helsing and Victor Frankenstein.

Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney and Helen McCrory also star in the series, which is currently in the middle of broadcasting its second season.

Penny Dreadful will return at some point in 2016.


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