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’Penny Dreadful’: Fresh Off Its Most Shocking Death, The Show Is Officially Coming To An End

Talk about finality.

“Penny Dreadful”

Spoilers ahead for the Season 3 finale of “Penny Dreadful.”

Is this really “the end” for “Penny Dreadful” fans? Last night’s Season 3 finale closed out with a genuinely shocking death, as leading lady Eva Green’s Vanessa Ives character was unexpectedly shot to death by John Hartnett’s werewolf character Ethan Chandler. The death, final as it seemed to be, was made even more clearly, well, final, when the show closed out with a funeral for Vanessa and a title card that read “The End.” (In the world of television and movies, deaths hardly ever seem to really mark the end, so forgive us for leaning so hard in to the finality of it all. This never happens!)

So,with the death of Vanessa, is the entire show itself really over? Yes.

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Deadline reports that creator John Logan has weighed in on the show’s end: “I can absolutely confirm it is really over, the end – that’s all she wrote,” Logan told the outlet.

He continued, “The whole idea to have this be the end of the series applies to all of the characters not just for Vanessa Ives…Some poems are meant to be haikus and some are meant to be sonnets and some are meant to be enormous epics, and this was always meant to be a sonnet. It was something of grace and beauty. I think we’ve been able to achieve that in a really masterful way with the artists that I work with, everyone’s work. I think this is the right ending so for me to revisit that world again would seem inorganic, I think.”

Still, Logan admits that he would “happily engage” in any conversation about possibly bringing the show back in some form, though he did couch that in saying he’d be open to such discussions in a few years’ time, certainly not tomorrow.

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Head on over to Deadline to read their full interview with Logan and Showtime’s David Nevins about why the beloved (but underseen) show has come to its final end.

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