It appears as though Showtime has ordered up a second season of its critically acclaimed drama series Penny Dreadful.
The network has given an expanded order of ten episodes to the series.
Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan, “Penny Dreadful” has been embraced by the network’s subscribers, drawing 4.8 million weekly viewers across platforms since its launch.
Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful” will go into production, and will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 launch.
The fifth episode of the series airing this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT is not to be missed – viewers will learn the shocking truth behind the bond that connects Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Vanessa (Eva Green) and Mina (Olivia Llewellyn). Leading up to this Sunday’s episode, SHOWTIME will air two Penny Dreadful marathons on Saturday, June 7th, before and after the 10 p.m. television premiere of The Last Exorcism Part II. Episodes 101 through 104 of Penny Dreadful will air from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and then again from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Viewers hoping to catch up on what they’ve missed so far can also watch the first four episodes on Showtime ON DEMAND and Showtime ANYTIME. For a sneak peek at Sunday night’s episode, go to: s.sho.com/1mSeJ9D.
In “Penny Dreadful”, some of literature’s most famous characters – including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London. The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl). “Penny Dreadful” is executive produced by John Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.