The first season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful was an under-the-radar hit, and the gothic horror series looks to ramp the freaky creepiness up a lot more next year.
The network has released a new teaser trailer to show off what’s to come, and it looks like a lot of the key players are quickly back in action. Thankfully, the lovely Eva Green is immediately front and center. She’ll be joined by co-stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory and Simon Russell Beale. New additions to the cast include Patti LuPone, Douglas Hodge, Sarah Green and Jonny Beauchamp.
Here’s the official synopsis for season two:
This season, Vanessa and Ethan form 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 Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.
Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think:
Season two of Penny Dreadful is set to debut in 2015.