Showtime has renewed their Penny Dreadful TV show for a third season. Production will kick off in Dublin this fall.
Seven of the 10 episodes of season two have aired so far. They’ve averaged a 0.23 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 610,000 viewers. Year-to-year, that’s down by 31% in the the demo and down by 21% in viewers.
Here’s the press release:
SHOWTIME® PICKS UP SEASON THREE OF THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT DRAMA PENNY DREADFUL
Season Three to Begin Production in Dublin, Ireland This Fall
NEW YORK, NY – June 16, 2015 – SHOWTIME has renewed the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series PENNY DREADFUL for a third season, it was announced today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. Created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan, PENNY DREADFUL stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL will once again shoot on location in Dublin, Ireland for a nine episode order to debut in 2016. The second season of PENNY DREADFUL, currently airing on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, will air its season finale on Sunday, July 5.
“John Logan’s brilliant writing and this amazingly talented ensemble continue to draw a passionate, global fan base into the meticulously crafted world of PENNY DREADFUL,” said 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.”
“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 Zai Bennett, Director of 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.”
PENNY DREADFUL’s second season has found Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and Ethan Chandler (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) and the Creature (Rory Kinnear) are all waging battles of their own. Two-time Tony® Award winner Patti LuPone appeared as a special guest star, a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returned as Evelyn Poole, the seductive spiritualist who poses a unique threat to our protagonists, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator and Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate. PENNY DREADFUL is created, written and executive produced by John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, and by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris’ (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife) Neal Street Productions. A co-production with Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL is shot on location in Dublin, Ireland. For more information and video clips, please visit www.penny-dreadful.com.
SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS or telco providers. Starting in early July consumers will also have the option to subscribe to SHOWTIME through its stand-alone streaming service on Roku® and Apple® devices, or through Sony PlayStation® Vue. Consumers will have access to the live broadcast of the network’s east and west coast feeds, as well as unlimited on demand access to every season of award-winning SHOWTIME original series, and hundreds of hours of movies, documentary and sports programming.
What do you think? Do you like the Penny Dreadful series? Are you glad that it’s been renewed or do you think it should have been cancelled instead?
My boyfriend & I are addicted 2 Penny Dreadful. it’s our sunday night & we looking forward 4 season 3.
One of the best shows I’ve seen,can hardly wait for the new season 3!
not a credible critic, but I enjoy the show immensely . What a grab bag, with Dorian Gray, Frankenstein, the werewolf , plus witches and demons thrown in ! I am so glad there will be a third season, with these incredible actors and actresses. With any luck, a fourth season will follow.
Oh man….this is the best show ever. Great…great writing and acting.
Penny Dreadful should be renewed for season 3. My immediate family and many family relatives are deeply invested in this show. Great writing, great acting. Love the Victorian London times.
My family and I are addicted to the show, it’s our Sunday night treat. The actors are great the story lines are excellent. Im sorry I have to Waite so long for season three. My household is 47-50 yrs
I am so glad this got renewed. It is one of my favorite shows. Usually the second season for a show doesn’t keep up with the first. Penny Dreadful’s second season is actually just as good, if not better, than the first season. Looking forward to a third. 🙂
I started watching Penny Dreadful on Showtime when it was running a marathon over the weekend before season two stared. I really like this show it is different . Keep up the great work and keep on renewing it.
That is great news that they renewed an awesome series!!!!! This show is so interesting and eerie! Eva Green plays her role to perfection! Love it!!!!!!
So glad for this news. This show is really fantastic. I wish it could last even more than 3 seasons!
Great show. Just a note how can they go by ratings when everyone has DVR and schedule watching the show around Thier work schedule. I am sure more folks watch it not on the scheduled tv time slot.