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Penny Dreadful: Season Three Ratings

14 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh HartnettTimothy DaltonEva GreenReeve CarneyDanny SapaniHarry TreadawayBillie PiperRory KinnearHelen McCrorySimon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.



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‘Penny Dreadful’ Creator Talks Season 3, Vanessa’s Demons and the American West

4 May 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At the end of the second season of “Penny Dreadful,” the show’s characters were scattered to the four winds, having vanquished one formidable foe but at great personal cost. In the May 1 third-season premiere of the Showtime drama, the Victorian characters at the heart of the drama began to take their first steps out of self-imposed isolation.

But as creator John Logan explained in a recent interview, “Penny Dreadful’s” protagonists still have a long way to go before they’re reunited and able to take on the grave new challenges they’ll face this year. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) began the new season on separate continents, two of them far from their usual London haunts. The Creature (Rory Kinnear) was shivering in the Arctic, and his creator, Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), was suffering the after-effects of yet another relationship gone wrong, »

- Maureen Ryan

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