Penny Dreadful unleashes a Season 3 trailer and a premiere date

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Jan 13, 2016, 11:01 AM EST

“When evil spreads, dread comes for all of us.” Showtime has unleashed the beast and released the first trailer for the upcoming third season of Penny Dreadful. Not only that, but they’ve also revealed the date the critically acclaimed horror series would return to our TV screens: May 1.

The Season 2 finale saw our group of monster hunters (and the monsters themselves) scattered to the winds, with American werewolf in London Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) literally bound for America (in a cage) for what I'm sure will be an unhappy reunion with his paternal (Brian Cox). 

Sembene (Danny Sapani) is dead, and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) is headed to Africa to return his body, leaving Vanessa (Eva Green) alone and vulnerable. The Monster (Rory Kinnear) is leaving London to find some peace, while his creator, Victor Frankenstein (Harry Threadaway) is descending into madness. The good doctor's other monstrous creation, Lily (Billie Piper), has bloody dreams of ruling the world alongside eternal bad boy Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney).

The new season will introduce some brand-new characters (see the extended synopsis below), including Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic creation Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). Does that mean Hyde will also rear his ugly head? Crossing my fingers!


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 returns on Sunday, May 1, at 10 p.m. on Showtime. Are you excited for Season 3?

(via Showtime)