We won’t see new episodes of the Showtime hit series “Penny Dreadful” until next year but the cast and crew is busy in Dublin, Ireland, filming the highly anticipated second season.
Showtime released the above image of stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green along with a quote from out creator/executive producer John Logan: “This season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together.”
Also, in the press release with the photo, more about the other characters in the series. “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.”
Not sure how much gay content will be in the show but let’s hope we revisit the absinthe fueled make out session (and maybe more?) between Hartnett and Carney since that was one of the more exciting happenings in the first season.
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