"If you believe the things I tell you, you'll never sleep quietly again. Can you believe?"

So says Vanessa Ives in this sneak peek of Penny Dreadful season three, exclusive to E! News. Star Eva Green offers us a glimpse into the road ahead for Miss Ives following the devastating events of season two—and if you thought she's just brushed herself off and lived happily ever after, well, you don't know Penny Dreadful.

"At the beginning of season three, Vanessa is not the Vanessa that we are used to," Green explains. "It's as if her armor has been stripped away. She's stuck in this vicious circle in which she's lost all sense of who she really is."

Eva Green, Patti LuPone, Penny Dreadful


The re-introduction to Vanessa also gives us our first look at two characters news to the series in season three who look poised to play major roles in Miss Ives' life. Patti LuPone, now a series regular following her stellar guest turn last season at the Cut-Wife, will co-star as Dr. Seward, a Victorian-era mental doctor who Green promises will help Vanessa "deal with her demons." And it's through Dr. Seward's advice that a new man enters into Vanessa's life, but we'll allow Green to introduce you to him herself. What are you waiting for? Press play on the video above!

Penny Dreadful also stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney, Billie Piper, Wes Studi, and Shazad Latif.

Season three of Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, May 1 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.

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