The season three poster and trailer for the critically acclaimed award-winning Gothic series Penny Dreadful has been released by Showtime, and fans of the show are going to want to watch the trailer multiple times in order to catch everything. While all of the key characters are featured in clips from the upcoming season, Josh Hartnett’s Ethan and Eva Green’s Vanessa get a little more screen time in the sneak preview of what’s in store for the new season. Created, written, and executive produced by Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator), the cast of season three will also feature Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, and Rory Kinnear. Season three is set to premiere on May 1, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT.
The Plot: This season on Penny Dreadful, Tony(R) 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 (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 (Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Dalton). The third season also adds Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll (Shazad Latif). Other guest stars include SAG nominee Christian Camargo (Dexter) as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett (Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden (The Outcast) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Piper) and Dorian Gray (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 and Sarah Greene as Hecate. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.