|Penny Dreadful canceled, No season 4|
Showtime president David Nevins told THR
"John has decided the show really, at its core, has always been Vanessa Ives. John has said three seasons is enough and I think it's really interesting that we live in this world where the every show can have its own rhythm and create its own destiny. This is a case of your creator says this is the best thing for the show and eventually you just say OK, do it, just do it well."
|Penny Dreadful season 3 trailer|
|An erotically-charged, profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature's most iconic and terrifying characters. Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul -- even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations|
Don't miss the new season of Penny Dreadful beginning Sunday, May 1st at 10PM ET/PT.
|Penny Dreadful renewed for season 2|
|Showtime is ordering a second season of Penny Dreadful. The Victorian-era horror thriller starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green has been picked up for another round. The premium network is committing to 10 more episodes from writer-producer John Logan, an increase on the first season's 8-episode order.|
'The goal here was to see if we could do a genre show a horror show but with all the sophistication and depth of a Showtime show and John Logan ended up being the person to do it,' Showtime president David Nevins tells EW. 'It's been well reviewed by mainstream critics, it's giving us a Comic-Con-appeal show. It's a whole new world as imagined by Logan.'
Nevins says the rest of the first season will involve a continued expansion of the world of the show and a deeper exploration of the current characters. "It just gets richer deeper and more complicated with the characters," he says. 'We're only four episodes in and you're only just getting a taste of what's to come.' The first season will also provide closure to the current main story arc, involving the search for Sir Malcolm's (Dalton's) lost daughter.
Penny Dreadful has averaged 4.8 million viewers across all Showtime platforms since the show's launch, with Penny ranking as the network's most-watched new show ever On Demand. .'It's done better on non-linear platforms like On Demand than any show we've ever had,' he says. The show will once again shoot on location in Dublin and is expected to debut season 2 next year.
The Blessed Dark
No Beast So Fierce
This World Is Our Hell
A Blade of Grass
Good and Evil Braided Be
Predators Far and Near
The Day Tennyson Died
And They Were Enemies
And Hell Itself My Only Foe
Above the Vaulted Sky
Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places
What Death Can Join Together
Closer Than Sisters