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Eva Green and Josh Hartnett are returning as Vanessa and Ethan in the season 2 of Showtime's horror-drama series "Penny Dreadful," and a new image reveals that they're closer than ever. After the grim events of season 1, they could both use some comforting. "This season Vanessa and Ethan face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace," said creator and executive producer John Logan in a press release. "Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together." Get your first look at season 2 here: The Victorian-era drama will continue to draw from such literary legends as Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." "Penny" also stars Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway. Season 2 guest stars will include Douglas Hodge, Johnny Beauchamp, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter Hecate, »
- Dave Lewis
Penny Dreadful will be back on the screen in 2015, with Green and Hartnett joined in the cast by Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale, while newcomers include Patti LuPone, Sarah Greene, Douglas Hodge and Jonny Beauchamp.
- Gary Collinson
Classic horror literature characters, bloodsuckers, possession—season one of Showtime’s new series, Penny Dreadful, had a little bit of everything and turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans. Filming has been underway on the sophomore season and today Showtime revealed the first look at the next chapter in the horror series and teased what’s ahead for the eclectic cast of characters.
“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 »
- Derek Anderson
"This season, Vanessa and Ethan face new challenges... old enemies, and turn to each other for solace," explained series creator and executive producer John Logan.
"Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together."
Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway, and Danny Sapani are set to reprise their roles as Sir Malcolm, Dr Frankenstein and Sembene in the horror-drama, with Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear and Billie Piper returning as Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona respectively.
A number of season two guest stars have also been announced, »
We’ve still got a while to go until Penny Dreadful returns, but Showtime just unveiled the very first image as well as a few additional details regarding what Vanessa (Eva Green), Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and the rest of the gang are up to in the new season. Despite Vanessa’s little fling with Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), it’s always seemed likely that she and Ethan would eventually get together and the new image and plot information do suggest that it could happen. There's no guarantee that this "deeper bond" means romance, but it does seem like a safe bet. Hit the jump to check out the first Penny Dreadful season 2 image and to catch the new story details as well. Here’s what’s going down in season 2 according to the press release: This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Showtime has just sent out the first photo from the second season of its acclaimed Gothic horror series "Penny Dreadful" which is currently shooting in Dublin ahead of a second quarter 2015 premiere.
The premium cable network has also released some more details regarding what to expect in the next season which will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) form a deeper bond as they, Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani) unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them.
Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali) who will have a much bigger presence next year as more of an antagonist. Simon Russell Beale will also be back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. »
- Garth Franklin
In honor of the scariest night of the year, Showtime will re-air the first two episodes of “Penny Dreadful’s” first season.
Starting at 9 p.m. on Oct. 31, fans can reacquaint themselves with some of horror lit’s finest, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and figures from “Dracula.” Viewers can also sample the two episodes for free on YouTube and various television providers’ video-on-demand channels and websites.
The two “Penny Dreadful” hours will also be available on Showtime Anytime across platforms in the U.S.
“Penny Dreadful” stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green, with Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, and Harry Treadaway rounding out the cast. The series is written and executive produced by John Logan of Desert Wolf Prods., and executive produced by Neal Street Prods.’ Pippa Harris and Sam Mendes.
“Penny Dreadful” is currently in production on its second season and will return »
- Shelli Weinstein
“Penny Dreadful” proved a solid hit for Showtime in its first season over the summer, but it never hurts to try and build on that audience. With the DVD and Blu-ray sets now available for the eight-episode season, Showtime has partnered with AOL to make the first two episodes available for free streaming. See photos: 10 of Hollywood's Creepiest Demon Dolls The 2014 Critics Choice Television Award winner for Most Exciting New Series was written and created by John Logan. It stars Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray, Rory Kinnear as Caliban and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Frankenstein. Other notable characters who've made appearances. »
- Jason Hughes
(Cbr) Reeve Carney talks about his experiences as "Penny Dreadful’s" Dorian Gray Just like Dorian Gray himself, playing the ageless hedonist hasn’t gotten old for "Penny Dreadful" actor Reeve Carney. After a three-year stint on Broadway as Marvel’s webbed wonder in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the 31-year-old actor/singer/songwriter segued into the role of the legendary sybarite whose portrait grows old for him from Oscar Wilde’s 1891 novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in Showtime’s hit Victorian horror mashup series. As part of the ensemble of lurid eccentrics in the John Logan-penned show, Carney’s Gray brushes up against (literally and figuratively) other gaslight luminaries and alters their lives with his avowed self-indulgence but also finds himself questioning his own rules of eternal existence as a result. With the debut season of the series arriving on Blu-Ray earlier this week, Carney spoke exclusively »
- Scott Huver, Comic Book Resources
In a time full of excellent Television programming, it would be quite easy to get engulfed in the flames of Hannibal, True Detective and various other top notch shows, and accidentally fail to catch another show completely filled to the brim with excellent writing, acting and some of the most gorgeous set pieces around. Luckily, thanks to technology, DVD and Bluray allows us, the silly souls who missed out on the greatness that was season one of the John Logan/Sam Mendes Showtime show, Penny Dreadful, the chance to rectify that mistake, and hell yes, missing what was in my opinion one of the impressive debut seasons of a new TV shows, was just that: one large mistake.
Right now, the idea of “reinventing” classic, beloved characters is in somewhat of a boom or craze, and for every well written fresh new take on a character we love (i.e-Hannibal »
- Jerry Smith
Penny Dreadful won’t be back on our TV screens until next year, but Showtime has kicked off the promotion by releasing a short first teaser for the second season of the Victorian-era horror series, which we have for you below.
Season 2 will see Helen McCrory’s spiritualist Madame Kali stepping up to a series regular, with Showtime president David Nevins stating that the second season will “get bigger. There’s a great antagonist next year played by Helen McCrory… Season 1’s antagonist was sort of an inhuman character. It’ll be good to have a more human antagonist.”
Also returning for the second season of Penny Dreadful are Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, Josh Hartnett and Simon Russell Beale, while newcomers include Patti LuPone, Sarah Greene, Douglas Hodge and Jonny Beauchamp.
Penny Dreadful season 2 will air some time next year. »
- Gary Collinson
We still don’t have an official debut date nor any concrete plot details, but Penny Dreadful will return to Showtime in 2015 and now it’s got a very brief teaser to prove it. There’s no footage just yet. All it is is a little voiceover from Eva Green and, I believe, Danny Sapani, warning that the past “never leaves us” and “it is who we are.” Season 1 veterans Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale will also return and they’ll be joined by newcomers Patti LuPone, Douglas Hodge, Sarah Green and Jonny Beauchamp. Hit the jump to check out that Penny Dreadful season 2 teaser. Much of the first season did revolve around our main players’ pasts, namely Vanessa’s condition and Sir Malcolm’s relationship with his daughter, Mina (Olivia Llewellyn), but based on the way season 1 wrapped up, »
- Perri Nemiroff
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season"
If you're not a fan of this sweetly silly animated series on the Cartoon Network, it's time you got acquainted with Finn and his canine pal Jake and their weird adventures in the Land of Ooo. Seriously, this is one of the coolest cartoons out there! Just ask Princess Bubblegum or adorable Marceline the Vampire Queen.
Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies is not your typical boarding school, but what would you expect from Ryan Murphy et al? Gabourey Sidibe, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, and Jamie Brewer play the newest arrivals at the Academy in New Orleans, led by the Academy's meek headmistress Cordelia Foxx. Jessica Lange appears as Fiona Goode, »
- Jenni Miller
"...and iconic figures from the novel 'Dracula' reimagined in a whole new light...
"...have become embroiled in Victorian London..."
According to Showtime president David Nevins, Season 2 of the series will "...get bigger. There’s a great antagonist next year played by Helen McCrory as 'Madame Kali'. Season 1’s antagonist was sort of an inhuman character. It’ll be good to have a more human antagonist."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Penny Dreadful"...
- Michael Stevens
Go behind the scenes on Penny Dreadful in a new featurette exclusive to Digital Spy.
A co-production between Us cabler Showtime and UK broadcaster Sky Atlantic, Penny Dreadful follows a band of haunted souls who exist in a world where classic tales of horror - Frankenstein, Dracula and more - are far from fiction.
The series has been renewed for a 10-episode second season, which will air in 2015.
Penny Dreadful Season 1 is released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 13 and is now available to pre-order. »
One of TV’s best surprises this year was Showtime’s deliciously scary, sexy drama Penny Dreadful, a richly imagined series boosted to must-see levels by the go-for-broke performances turned in by star Eva Green week after week. And though we won’t see a second season until next year, Showtime is already giving us more reasons to be excited about Penny Dreadful‘s sophomore run. Today, the network announced that Patti LuPone has joined the show’s cast in a key role.
LuPone, a Broadway-honed actress and veteran of the small screen who recently appeared on American Horror Story: Coven and Girls, is on board as a guest star, playing a mysterious character from Vanessa’s (Green) past. No further details on her character were made available.
- Isaac Feldberg
American Horror Story: Coven fans who enjoyed renowned Broadway actress Patti LuPone’s turn as the murderous mother next door may be drawn to Season 2 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful series, as LuPone has been announced to play a key guest-starring role connected to Eva Green’s character. Several other guest stars have been revealed and two actors have been bumped up to series regulars.
“Hodge will play an intense Scotland Yard investigator named Bartholomew Rusk who is on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the terrible murders that have been plaguing London. Greene will play Hecate, the powerful daughter of Helen McCrory’s Evelyn Poole, and Beauchamp has the vague and mysterious character description of a “young man with a singular past.”
Showtime has also announced that »
- Derek Anderson
Patti LuPone’s run on American Horror Story: Coven fizzled out courtesy of a rather lackluster climax for her character, but she’ll get another opportunity to go big in the realm of small screen supernatural horror soon enough because Showtime just announced that she’s joining the cast of Penny Dreadful as a guest star. It was also officially announced that season 1 vets Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale are getting bigger roles this time around, joining Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway as series regulars. Hit the jump for more on what’s coming in Penny Dreadful season 2. The press release doesn’t give any specifics on LuPone’s character, but does note that she’s of “great importance” to Vanessa’s past. Hopefully that means we’ll get another Vanessa flashback episode because “Closer Than Sisters »
- Perri Nemiroff
The stage legend will guest star on the second season as a mysterious character of great importance to Eva Green’s bewitched character Vanessa.
She joins fellow new cast members Douglas Hodge, Sarah Greene and Jonny Beauchamp. Hodge will play an intense Scotland Yard investigator named Bartholomew Rusk who is on the hunt to discover who is responsible for the terrible murders that have been plaguing London. Greene will play Hecate, the powerful daughter of Helen McCrory’s Evelyn Poole, and Beauchamp has the vague and mysterious character description of a “young man with a singular past.”
Showtime has also confirmed that McCrory and Simon Russell Beale have been upped to series regulars for the sophomore season.
Production on the upcoming 10 episodes — all »
- Whitney Friedlander
In a season full of exorcisms, werewolves and more freaky literary figures crossing paths than the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," one of the most-talked about moments from Season One of "Penny Dreadful" wasn't supernatural at all.Instead, it was same-sex kiss between Josh Hartnett's Ethan Chandler and Reeve Carney's incredibly alluring Dorian Gray that had the Internet talking the morning after the Showtime series' fourth episode aired back in June."I knew that something like that would likely happen at some point and I figure, you know, you could certainly do a lot worse than Josh Harnett," Carney told toofab's Brian Particelli at a Comic-Con party for the show. "It's probably all downhill for me in terms of any man-on-man action I might have on the show. They'll have to keep their game high!"So ... can we expect more between the two in Season Two? Check out the »
- tooFab Staff
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