“Penny Dreadful” was anything but the latter half of its name in Season 1, providing an artfully delightful alternative to traditional horror TV. Its twists were as juicy as its scares were jolting, and each member of its impressive ensemble more than held up their end of the story.
The brief, 30-second sneak flashes a few glimpses of each of our main characters, with the voice of Eva Green’s Vanessa Ives narrating. [SPOILERS for Season 1 ahead] We see what looks like the aftermath of Josh Hartnett’s transformation to end Season 1, and an ominous hand crawling out of a bath before the title card quickly comes up. There’s not much to chew on, but it’s always nice to see more of John Logan’s vision unfolding.
Season 2 debuts sometime in 2015. Read the second season’s synopsis and check out the first teaser below:
“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.”