Showtime Renews 'Penny Dreadful' for Third Season

Josh Hartnett, Danny Sapani and Harry Treadaway

Josh Hartnett (left) and actors Danny Sapani (second from right) and Harry Treadaway (right) took a break from filming season two to discuss a scene in Sir Malcolm Murray’s Great Room, in a working Victorian mansion rebuilt over two floors in Ardmore Studios, near Dublin. “Season two has been uniquely challenging,” says Hartnett. “You don’t want to drop the ball and pretend you know everything about the character."

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Showtime has renewed Penny Dreadful.

No surprise here, but the horror drama will be officially be back for a third season in 2016. That season will be one episode shy of its current order, with nine episodes planned for year three.

John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world Penny Dreadful,” said recently elevated Showtime president David Nevins. “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."

Created by Logan, Penny Dreadful stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. It will again film in Dublin, Ireland.

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 Zaj Bennett, director of co-producer 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.”