There are a lot of hot shows from 2014 I need to catch up with, and “Penny Dreadful” is one of them. Showtime‘s horror/fantasy concoction got some great buzz this year, but finding the time to settle in and check it out has been difficult. However, the second season is around the corner, so if you’re like me and haven’t had a chance to see what everyone has been talking about, perhaps now is the time.
The brief teaser for the second season promises more period-based eeriness, scares and blood, with Eva Green returning to lead things along with Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale also reprising their roles. As for what the next batch of episodes will bring, here’s the official synopsis:
This season, Vanessa and Ethan form 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. 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.
“Penny Dreadful” season 2 will air in 2015, but no premiere date has been revealed just yet. Watch below. [Collider]