Showtime’s hit series “Penny Dreadful” is officially set to return with its season two premiere on Sunday, May 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Today, Showtime is whetting fans’ collective appetite with four new posters from the ongoing psychological thriller. Check them all out in the player below!
The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (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), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own.
Season two of “Penny Dreadful” has also already revealed a number of guest stars. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
“This season Vanessa and Ethan face new challenges,” says John Logan, series creator and executive producer, “and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together.”
Logan, a three-time Oscar nominee, is creator, writer and executive producer on “Penny Dreadful” through his Desert Wolf Productions. Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, “Call The Midwife”), both of Neal Street Productions, also serve as executive producers.