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Drama, Horror

Starring :

Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani, Simon Russell Beale

'Penny Dreadful' Creator: Vanessa Begins Accepting Her Dark Side in Season 2 Finale

July 06, 2015 02:07:41

No war is won without a sacrifice and that's what happened on "" season 2 finale. [SPOILER ALERT!] Vanessa () and Ethan () eventually took down the big baddie, Evelyn (Helen McCrory) and her master, but the battle cost the life of Sembene (Danny Sapani) who died in the hand of Ethan as a werewolf.

Following their victory, Ethan turned himself over to Scotland Yard for his massacre but he's extradited back to the United States. Malcolm () left to bury Sembene in Africa, while Vanessa burnt her cross.


Showtime Renews 'Penny Dreadful' for Season 3

June 17, 2015 04:06:36

"" is here to stay. Showtime has once again given an early renewal to the gothic drama, ordering a nine-episode third season of the show for a 2016 premiere. The network announced the news on Tuesday, June 16.

"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'," Showtime president David Nevins said 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' and 'Transparent' Are Big TV Winners at Satellite Awards

February 17, 2015 03:02:20

The International Press Academy handed out trophies to the winners of the 19th annual Satellite Awards on Sunday, February 15. In TV field, "", "" as well as "" came out as big winners with multiple prizes.

The Amazon series was named best comedy or musical series and helped lead actor win a gong in Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical category. "Penny Dreadful" also nabbed two, for best genre series and best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie (Rory Kinnear).


'Penny Dreadful' and 'Nurse Jackie' Get Trailers for New Seasons, 'Happyish' Is Ordered to Series

January 13, 2015 10:01:44

Showtime announced return dates for "" and "" at the TCA's winter press tour on Monday, January 12. The second season of the psychosexual horror series will premiere Sunday, April 26 at 10 P.M., while the seventh and last season of the medical comedy-drama series will debut Sunday, April 12 at 9 P.M.

To hype up the anticipation, the network has released trailers for both shows. The preview for "Penny Dreadful" sophomore season hints at something in the past that haunts Vanessa Ives (), and sees Madame Kali (Helen McCrory) bathing in blood.


'Penny Dreadful' New Season 2 Teaser: A Blessing in Disguise

December 25, 2014 11:12:39

Showtime has released a new sneak peek for "" season 2 to tide fans over the show's return. It features a voiceover by 's Vanessa who shares she learnt in the past that a curse could also be a blessing and she accepted hers.

"Will you do the same?" she asks someone unseen, while the footage shows her gazing through a window and Ethan's () gaze is wandering round a room. There's also a glimpse of 's Sir Malcolm Murray in a carriage and Reeve Carney's Dorian looking at Vanessa's picture.


'Penny Dreadful' Unleashes First Teaser for Season 2

October 06, 2014 02:10:09

"" isn't returning until 2015, but Showtime has released the first teaser for the new season. The short video doesn't share any footage from the upcoming season 2, but features a female voiceover asking, "Do you believe the past can return?"

A man, whose face isn't seen either, answers, "More than that. It never leaves us." The woman, who sounds like 's Vanessa Ives, replies, "God help us, then." Meanwhile, the scene shows blood seeping through a paper or cloth before the shot reveals a picture of a scorpion.


'Penny Dreadful' Taps Patti LuPone and More as Guest Stars for Season 2

September 09, 2014 01:09:24

"" has booked two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone as a guest star for season 2. Details about her character are scarce, but it's said that she will play a "mysterious character in Vanessa's () past."

The 65-year-old actress/singer, who has also won two Grammy Awards, is not the only new face in the upcoming season since the show has also announced Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene and Jonny Beauchamp as guest stars.


'Penny Dreadful' Renewed for a Longer Season 2

June 05, 2014 10:06:05

"" will return for a bigger season 2. Showtime has renewed the new drama series for a second season before the first season wraps up, but that's not the only good news. The network has ordered 10 new episodes, up two from its freshman run which consists of 8 episodes.

"Picking up 'Penny Dreadful' was one of the easiest decisions I've made," says David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks. "The series has had worldwide impact, drawing big, passionate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and more than any other show on our network has hit the bullseye with viewers who want to watch television in all the new ways that are available."


'Penny Dreadful' Highlights The Creature in New Poster and Video

May 27, 2014 10:05:42

"" gives the spotlight to The Creature in a new promo art and video. Making their way out via IGN, the poster and short clip which have the tagline, "There is some thing within us all," give a closer look at the show's new version of Frankenstein's famous monster.

The Creature is portrayed by "" and "" actor Rory Kinnear. This is not the first time the character makes appearance since he has been debuted in the second episode. But the release of his poster and clip hint that he will have a significant role in future episode(s).


'Penny Dreadful' Unleashes New Disturbing Teaser

March 24, 2014 03:03:32

Another teaser trailer for Showtime's upcoming series "" has made its way out online. While not sharing any new scenes from the show, the newest promo video reveals the inspiration behind the psychosexual horror series.

"There is a reason why all things are as they are," a female voiceover is reading a quote from Bram Stoker's "Dracula". A man continues with a line from "Frankenstein", "There is something at work in my soul which I do not understand." The classic literatures appear to be written on a book, which is stitched together like human skin.


'Penny Dreadful' First Full Trailer Brings the Horror

February 15, 2014 11:02:03

Showtime has debuted the first full trailer for its psychosexual horror series "", unleashing the horror from the dark and gory show. It opens with 's Vanessa Ives extending an invitation to 's Ethan Chandler to demimonde, "a half-world between what we know and what we fear."

Without many dialogues, the video shows what demimonde is through the scenes, which offer a mix of violence and sex. Some creepy creatures from Gothic literature are also featured in it as Vanessa is seen being possessed in other scenes.


'Penny Dreadful' New Teaser: An Invitation to Demimonde

January 17, 2014 11:01:57

Showtime has debuted a new promo as well as announced the premiere date for "". In the recently-unveiled teaser, 's Vanessa Ives explains to 's Ethan Chandler what demimonde is.

"Do you believe there is a demimonde? A half-world between what we know and what we fear?" she says, as the scenes offer glimpses of scary monsters from Gothic literature. "That sounds like a warning," Ethan responds, but Vanessa replies, "It's an invitation."


New 'Penny Dreadful' Teaser Shows the Demon Inside Eva Green

December 18, 2013 11:12:03

Showtime has released a fresh teaser of new series "", giving the first official look at in character. Donning a black dress, she's featured humming a prayer before she's seemingly getting possessed by the devil.

On the psycho-sexual horror show, the "" actress portrays Vanessa Ives, a "seductive and formidable beauty full of secrets and danger." She will prove herself a force to be reckoned with and is the heroine of the series.


Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful' Teases the Monsters in First Promo

September 24, 2013 12:09:39

Showtime has unleashed the first teaser for its upcoming series "", offering glimpses at the show's monsters. The video doesn't give a look at the full figure of the characters as the scenes feature zoom-in shots of a fury creature and a Frankenstein monster which bears stitches on its body. Meanwhile, says in a voiceover, "I believe in curses. I believe in demons. I believe in monsters. Do you?"

Dubbed a psycho-sexual horror, the new show will find characters such as Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and characters from "Dracula" in Victorian London, weaving together classic horror origin stories as the characters grapple with their monstrous alienation. Showtime president David Nevins promised, "The monsters aren't going to look like the traditional pictures in your mind you have from old movies of Dracula or Frankenstein."


Josh Hartnett and Eva Green Join Showtime's Monster Show 'Penny Dreadful'

July 31, 2013 04:07:33

and are on board Showtime's upcoming series "". Both actors are cast in the lead roles for the monster show, which is created by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan .

Dropping the news at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, July 30, Showtime president David Nevins said "Pearl Harbor" star Hartnett would play Ethan Chandler, a fake American cowboy who impresses Victorian women, but has a dark side. He isn't afraid of violence and is more complicated than he likes to admit.


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