Showtime has announced that the seventh and final season of Nurse Jackie will begin airing on Sunday, April 12th. The second season of Penny Dreadful will kick off two weeks later, on April 26th. They’ve ordered 12 episodes of the former and 10 of the latter.
Here’s the press release:
Final Shift of NURSE JACKIE To Start Sunday, April 12th; Season Two of PENNY DREADFUL To Premiere Sunday, April 26th
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 12, 2015) – This spring, SHOWTIME will bid farewell to one of its signature series with the premiere of NURSE JACKIE’s final season on Sunday, April 12th at 9 P.M. ET/PT, followed by the highly-anticipated second season of the hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL on Sunday, April 26th at 10 P.M. ET/PT.
NURSE JACKIE, which will conclude its seven season run with twelve episodes, stars Emmy winner Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, an ER nurse who over the years has struggled with addiction while trying to balance her career and family. NURSE JACKIE picks up at the exact moment that season six left off. Jackie Peyton steps out of her mug shot and into a world of unrelenting consequences. Arrested, abandoned by those closest to her, Jackie’s nursing license is revoked. This season, we watch Jackie fight to reclaim her sobriety, her job, her people, her children and her identity. NURSE JACKIE also stars Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Stephen Wallem, Betty Gilpin, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli. Clyde Phillips serves as showrunner and executive producer. Tom Straw, Richie Jackson, Liz Flahive and Caryn Mandabach also executive produce. NURSE JACKIE is a co-production between SHOWTIME and Lionsgate.
The psychological thriller PENNY DREADFUL returns with ten episodes for its second season, which finds Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming 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 will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Jonny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
PENNY DREADFUL is a drama series created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street Productions.
What do you think? Will you be tuning in to watch the return of either of these Showtime series?