Penny Dreadful


Well, this news certainly isn't Dreadful—Showtime's hit Penny Dreadful will return for a second season. The monster drama starring Josh Hartnett, Eva Green and Timothy Dalton will return for a 10-episode season two in 2015.

"Picking up Penny Dreadful was one of the easiest decisions I've made," David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks, said in a statement. "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. John Logan has deftly created an epic series that has drawn raves from a wide-range of audiences from quality drama lovers to critics, to hardcore genre fans. We look forward to working once again with our partners at Sky Atlantic and are extremely excited for what's in store for season two."

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According to Showtime, the drama averages 4.8 million weekly viewers across platforms. The drama hails from John Logan and features classic literary characters such as Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and characters from Dracula. Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway, Danny Sapani and Billie Piper also star.

New episodes air Sundays, 10 p.m. on Showtime.

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