We still have a few months to wait until the return of Penny Dreadful but Showtime has released two new creepy promos to whet our appetite for the critically acclaimed horror series, giving us our very first look at classic book character Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif).
Titled “Touched by the Devil” and “Frightened,” the new teasers center mostly on Vanessa’s (Golden Globe nominee Eva Green) continuing struggles against the Lord of Hell, himself, aka Satan, Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian’s (Reeve Carney) dastardly plans to rule the world, Ethan (Josh Hartnett) wolfing out back home in America and sharing a passionate reunion with Vanessa in London (awwww), and our good doctor Victor (Harry Threadaway) being visited by perhaps a not-so-good doctor in Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll.
Sadly, no sign of Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) or the Creature (Rory Kinnear) yet. Have a look:
Here’s an extended synopsis for Season 3:
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 also 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; and 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.
Penny Dreadful Season 3 premieres on May 1.
(via Comic Book Movie)