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Showtime has renewed the horror drama “Penny Dreadful” for a second season.

The greenlight comes halfway through the show’s initial eight-episode run, which has drawn solid ratings across Showtime’s linear and on-demand platforms. The show created by screenwriter-playwright John Logan has impressed the pay cabler by skewing younger than its other original series and by proving to be a big draw on the Showtime Anytime broadband platform, as well as on cable VOD.

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Showtime has ordered 10 episodes for season two, with production set to resume later this year in Dublin for airing next year. Logan penned all eight of the first season segs and intends to do the same on season two. The series hails from Logan’s Desert Wolf Prods. and Sam Mendes’ Neal Street banner and is a co-production with the U.K.’s Sky Atlantic, »


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