Penny Dreadful season 3 to premiere on May 01, 2016
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Basic info and storyline
Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror and thriller drama TV show that is currently airing on the Showtime channel in the United States. The show was developed and penned by John Logan (Skyfall, Genius, Hugo, Rango) who also serves as an executive producer for the show alongside Sam Mendes (Spectre, Bond 25, Skyfall, Away We Go), Pippa Harris (Call the Midwife, Revolutionary Road, Flavia de Luce), Karen Richards (The Borgias, Camelot) and Belén Atienza (Out of the Dark, Open Windows). The drama show made its debut at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9, 2014 and was eventually released on the Showtime channel on May 11, 2015 with eight episodes.
The TV show was created for those viewers who have impenetrable nervous system. This show is not for the weak of heart. After all, in this drama series, you can find pretty much all of the scariest characters ever created: there is a fantastic appearance of the beast that was created by crazy Dr. Frankenstein. And how amazing are the characters from the legendary work "Dracula" with the most bloodthirsty Count. These and other characters are involved in the events that unfold in London.
Ongoing season, reviews and ratings
On June 4, 2014, the Showtime channel officially extended Penny Dreadful for season 2, which debuted on May 3, 2015. Additionally, the premiere was made available on April 19, 2015, via Showtime on Demand and YouTube. The first chapter of the horror drama show wasn’t exactly a hit in the ratings but, to be fair, the viewership remained pretty stable, averaging 0.77 million viewers per episode. Season 2 premiere delivered only 0.575 million viewers, and episode 2, which was aired on May 10, 2015, fell even more, to 0.536 million viewers.
UPDATED June 17, 2015: Great news for the fans of the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA Award-winning drama series Penny Dreadful. On June 16, 2015, Showtime officially announced the renewal of their hit series for a third season. Filming of new episodes is set to begin in Dublin, Ireland in fall 2015. Season 2 of Penny Dreadful has averaged 0.61 million total viewers per episode. Let us remind you that a second chapter of the series is currently airing on Showtime on Sundays, at 10PM ET/PT, and the season finale is scheduled to air on July 5, 2015.
UPDATED September 3, 2015: While the production of season 3 of Penny Dreadful is currently under way in Dublin, Ireland, we have learned the names of new guest stars of the upcoming new season of the critically acclaimed drama series: Christian Camargo, Sam Barnett, Wes Studi, Jessica Barden and Shazad Latif. Additionally, Patti LuPone, who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, will return in season 3 as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward. Season 3 of Penny Dreadful will consist of 9 episodes and it is slated to premiere on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Showtime in the US sometime in 2016.
UPDATED January 14, 2016: At the Showtime’s presentation at the annual Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California on January 12, 2016, the network has revealed the release date for new episodes of its critically acclaimed dark gothic drama series Penny Dreadful. A nine-episode third chapter of the Victorian gothic show will premiere in the US on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. As we have previously informed you in another update the new chapter will have many new cast members, some of whom are featured in the official trailer. Sign up for our notifications and get an automated reminder of the premiere date of Penny Dreadful season 3 emailed to your inbox one day before the show is released on TV.