Sky Atlantic and Showtime have renewed hit co-production Penny Dreadful for a third season. Nine episodes have been ordered for the show’s third season, which is set to enter production in Dublin, Ireland later this year for a 2016 premiere.
Created by John Logan, Penny Dreadful sees some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters – including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula – become embroiled in Victorian London. The series is produced by Neal Street Productions and stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory, Danny Sapani and Simon Russell Beale.
“Penny Dreadful is the perfect fit for Sky Atlantic; truly international in scale and ambition but with a raft of British talent at its core, and filmed in the Republic of Ireland.” said Zai Bennett, Director of Sky Atlantic. “I’m thrilled to have the series returning to the channel, and to once again be partnering with John Logan and continuing to work with our good friends at Showtime.”
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of Penny Dreadful”, added David Nevins, President of Showtime Networks. “Together with our wonderful partners at Sky Atlantic, we’re excited to see what new haunts John and his team have in store for season three.”