“It’s too easy to be monsters. Let’s try to be human.” After several teaser trailers, promos and video featurettes, Showtime has finally debuted the first full official trailer for the upcoming third season of Penny Dreadful, along with a massive bunch of new images. Are you ready to fall into darkness?
Slight Spoilers for Penny Dreadful Season 3 Below
If you guys will recall, when last we saw our beloved core group of characters, they were either dead or scattered to the four winds, leaving Vanessa (Golden Globe-nominated Eva Green) alone, vulnerable and a ripe picking for the Lord of Hell.
Season 3 will pick up with former-werewolf-in-London Ethan (Josh Hartnett) back on American soil to face his father (Brian Cox) and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) in Africa, where he meets Wes Studi's Kaetenay. Dr. Frankenstein is back to his horrific experiments, and this time he’ll have help from Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). The Creature’s (Rory Kinnear) left London in search of peace, while Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian (Reeve Carney) are really, really up to no good.
New season also says new players, and this year we’ll be introduced to several new intriguing characters. Have a look at the extended synopsis:
This season on “PENNY DREADFUL,” Tony Award-winning star Patti LuPone (“American Horror Story”), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa (Eva Green) with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (“Hell on Wheels”) joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif).
Other guest stars include Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Christian Camargo (“Dexter,” The Hurt Locker) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney); and Perdita Weeks (“The Tudors”) as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural.
Simon Russell Beale returns as Dr. Ferdinand Lyle. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.
Note that the pics in the gallery below are from the first seven episodes of the new season, with the main batch being from the premiere. Take a look, and let us know if you’re looking forward to the return of Penny Dreadful come May 1.