Every year I promise myself I’ll finally catch up with “Penny Dreadful,” and every year I break that vow. Indeed, with the glut of great stuff on television, and more to come (check out our list of The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016), I continue to wind up falling behind. Now season three is on the way, with a brand new trailer, and I’m once again hoping that this time I’ll finally dive into the Showtime series.
Eva Green, Billie Piper, Josh Hartnett, Rory Kinnear, and Reeve Carney star in the creature oriented show that promises even more scares, thrills, and characters this time around. Here’s the full synopsis:
This season on PENNY DREADFUL, Tony® Award-winning star Patti LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). Other guest stars include Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Christian Camargo (DEXTER®, The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), and Perdita Weeks (THE TUDORS), as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural. Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.
“Penny Dreadful” is back on May 1st. Watch below.