Showtime has announced the return date for its psychosexual horror series “Penny Dreadful“. The announcement was made at the TCA’s winter press tour on Monday, January 12. The good news is accompanied with a full trailer for the upcoming second season which is expected to premiere Sunday, April 26 at 10 P.M. The preview showcases something in Vanessa Ives‘(Eva Green) past that is haunting her, while Madame Kali (Helen McCrory) is seen bathing in blood. Green and McCrory are joined by returning cast members Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Harry Treadaway and Simon Russell Beale. The second season also welcomes Patti LuPone, Douglas Hodge, Sarah Green and Jonny Beauchamp.
Series creator John Logan says Spiritualist Evelyn Poole/Madame Kali will be the main baddie in the upcoming season:
“Last season, our heroes were hunters. This season, they’re hunted,”
Here’s the official synopsis for Penny Dreadful Season 2:
“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.”